The Spayathon for Puerto Rico is a coalition of 26 organizations that have been brought together by the Humane Society of the United States to champion an island-wide spay and neuter campaign in Puerto Rico. As a collective group, we have successfully spayed and neutered over 34,000 dogs and cats through four, high-quality/high-volume spay and neuter clinics held between June 2018 to May 2019.
Round 1 – June 3-9, 2018 (5,608 animals safely spayed/neutered and vaccinated)
Round 2 – November 3-9, 2018 (8,102 animals safely spayed/neutered and vaccinated)
Round 3 – February 3-9, 2019 (8,513 animals safely spayed/neutered and vaccinated)
Round 4 – May 3-9, 2019 (8,568 animals safely spayed/neutered and vaccinated)
We are getting ready for 6 more rounds of the Spayathon for Puerto Rico! The next round (Round 5) will be held from November 2-7, 2019!
In addition to sterilization of individual animals, the goal of the Spayathon initiative is to simultaneously provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter training for the veterinarians of Puerto Rico. Following the conclusion of the fourth and final clinic, the Humane Society of the United States will be donating all of the equipment used during the initiative to the local veterinary workforce. By providing comprehensive training, along with donation of high quality surgical and anesthetic equipment used during the clinics, we hope to promote a sustainable effort for continued animal welfare in Puerto Rico.
ViDAS could not be more proud to be a part of this phenomenal coalition in order to provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter for the dogs and cats of Puerto Rico. Rounds 1-4 of the Spayathon were very succesful! ViDAS performed 12,154 spay and neuter surgeries in total between these four clinics! By the end of the Spayathon initiative, our organization hopes to safely perform over 20,000 spays and neuters on dogs and cats.
Please visit our Get Involved page to see how you can become a part of this amazing coalition.