Gov. Ivey, Rep. Rowe & OBACCP recognize World Spay Day

Gov. Ivey joins Rep. Connie Rowe (R-Jasper) and Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) in recognizing World Spay Day on February 27th in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey signs HJR 152 in her state Capitol office in Montgomery, Ala., with primary resolution sponsor Rep. Connie Rowe (R-Jasper) recognizing February 27, 2018 as World Spay Day in Alabama. World Spay Day advocates the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs.

As stated in the resolution, Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) recognizes:

• pets provide companionship to 65 percent of U.S. households;

• 2.4 million healthy and adoptable cats and dogs are put down in animal shelters each year due to lack of critical resources and public awareness; and

• nearly 90 percent of pets are living in poverty, and 98 percent of community feral and stray cats are unaltered; and spaying and neutering has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of animals who are put down in animal shelters.

Orange Beach Animal Care and Control is a resource for animal advocates and volunteers driving change and accelerating protection for animals in Orange Beach, Ala. For more information about OBACCP, please visit us on the web, Facebook or Instagram.

OBACCP is a community-centered 501(c) (3) non-profit project dedicated to saving the lives of community cats and all animals. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about 501(c) (3) tax deductions, please call 800-829-1040. 

World Spay Day was created by the Doris Day Animal League in 1995 as Spay Day USA, World Spay Day has been recognized by nearly 70 countries, shining a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in shelters or killed on the street.

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    Gov. Kay Ivey signs HJR 152 in her state Capitol office Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, February 21, 2018. With her is state Rep. Connie Rowe. HJR 152 recognizes February 27, 2018 as World Spay Day. World Spay Day is a campaign to advocate the spaying or neutering of pets. (Governor's Office, Jamie Martin)    Connie Rowe - Alabama Legislature   Affiliation: (R). District: House District 13. County: Blount County, Walker County.

Gov. Kay Ivey signs HJR 152 in her state Capitol office Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, February 21, 2018. With her is state Rep. Connie Rowe. HJR 152 recognizes February 27, 2018 as World Spay Day. World Spay Day is a campaign to advocate the spaying or neutering of pets. (Governor's Office, Jamie Martin) 

Connie Rowe - Alabama Legislature

Affiliation: (R). District: House District 13. County: Blount County, Walker County.