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Show Me the Money: Picturing an End to Animal Overpopulation

Spay Day pet photo contest raises money for local organizations

We humans have certain elemental needs. We need to eat, we need to sleep, we need to breathe … and of course, we need to show off our pets.

And if we can tie that need to the mission to reduce pet overpopulation, all the better.

The annual Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest, coordinated by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its global affiliate, Humane Society International (HSI), supports spay/neuter efforts in the United States and abroad. Entrants post photos and descriptions of their pets online, and designate an eligible animal welfare organization to receive the money raised when viewers spend $1 apiece to vote for their favorites.

The contest began three years ago and is one feature of Spay Day, The HSUS’s annual campaign to call attention to spay/neuter to combat the euthanasia of homeless pets. The 16th annual Spay Day took place Feb. 23.

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