On Tuesday, February 27th, the Brevard Humane Society held its first annual “Spay”ghetti dinner in honor of World Spay Day.  World Spay Day is an annual campaign of Humane Societies across the globe that shines a light on the importance of spaying/neutering in an effort to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and stray dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter. More than 200 people dined at Zarrella’s Italian & Wood Fired Pizza in Cape Canaveral in support of rescued animals and the Brevard Humane Society’s “Spay it Forward” Program.

“The Brevard Humane Society’s mission is to end the suffering of innocent cats and dogs by reducing the number of unwanted births. Sadly, it is estimated that approximately 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 13 seconds—are euthanized in the U.S. each year.” said Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of the Brevard Humane Society. ”Unfortunately, these animals are often the offspring of cherished family pets. Spaying and neutering is a proven method of helping to reduce pet overpopulation while also ensuring that every pet has a home and family to love them, so we would like to thank everyone who helped make this night such a success!”

With the firm belief that spay and neuter services should always be attainable for all pet owners, geographically and financially, the Brevard Humane Society established the “Spay it Forward” Program in 2011. In the last fiscal year, more than 146 cats and 568 dogs have benefited from the affordable spay/neuters services offered at the Brevard Humane Society’s Low-Cost Clinic in Cocoa. For more information regarding the Brevard Humane Society’s “Spay It Forward” Program or to learn more about the benefits of spaying/neutering your pet, please visit them online at: