Our comprehensive directory of spay/neuter information and resources, including proven outreach materials and strategies, start up information, and more, can help you spread this critical message and save more lives.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
To reflect the significant and growing global scope of the annual initiative known as Spay Day, the program has been renamed World Spay Day.
Started with more determination and resourcefulness than capital, this nonprofit now makes a difference in the battle against pet overpopulation in rural Pennsylvania.
Doreen and Oliver Bauer not only look after the needs of guests at the Faraway Inn, their 12-unit motel in Cedar Key, Fla.; they also provide care for a group of about 70 community cats in outdoor enclosures behind their own home.
Author Peter Marsh says it's time for animal shelters to work smarter in the battle against overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia by using a data-driven approach to effectively target their programs.
An Indiana municipal shelter is always eager to help when pets - and those who protect them - need a hand.
Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!
Want to learn more about starting a TNR at your shelter, or just need to brush up on your feral cat know-how? Check out our collection of PowerPoint presentations!
Check out these inspiring adoption promos from Nevada Humane, including a few for barn cat placement!
Look no further to find all the forms you need for setting up and maintaining a feral cat colony.
Policies & Programs
Download the second edition of the Pets for Life Community Outreach Toolkit —or purchase the book on Marketplace
Getting to know the people who use the PFL Community Outreach Toolkit
Download the Managing Community Cats guide free — or purchase the book on Marketplace
Access the data behind the Pets for Life movement from information collected since 2012
The Humane Society of the United States provides these spay/neuter campaign materials to animal care organizations free of charge.
- Abuse & Neglect
- Animal Care & Handling
- Animal Fighting
- Animal Stress & Stress Reduction
- Chaining & Tethering
- Colony Housing
- Community Outreach
- Computers, Software & Internet
- Cultural Diversity
- Disaster Preparedness & Response
- Disease Control
- Disinfection & Cleaning
- Dog Parks
- Evaluation, Program & Organizational
- Feeding Protocols
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- First Strike
- Free-Roaming Cats
- Greyhound Racing
- Health, Animal
- Humane Education
- Internet Adoption Programs
- Isolation & Separation
- Kennel Cough
- Law Enforcement
- Laws, Legal Matters, & Regulations
- Limited Admission
- Lost & Found
- Military Pets
- Outdoor Cats
- Pediatric Sterilization
- Pet Stores
- Policies & Procedures
- Public & Media Relations
- Public Service Announcements
- Puppy Mills
- Quality of Life
- Renting with Pets
- Safety, Animal
- Security, Shelter Facilities
- Senior Pet Owners
- Shelter Design
- Social Marketing
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Studies, Surveys, Reports, & Research
- Surveying Your Community
- Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
- Vaccinations, Animals
- Veterinary Resources
- West Nile Virus