According to Dogs on Death Row and PETA, each unspayed female dog and her offspring can potentially produce up to 67,000 puppies in her seven-year lifespan. Granted, most of these puppies will not live to maturity, and will suffer the diseases that inflict great misery such as parvo, distemper, hepatitis, along with infestations of parasites and being involved in accidents. Romania Animal Rescue believes that the only effective and humane solution to control the overpopulation of dogs and cats is spay or neuter.
Our highly skilled vets have adapted and improved surgical techniques such as "keyhole incision" and "flank spay, which are less invasive allowing for a quicker recovery. These techniques allow the vets to perform many surgeries quickly, safely and following highest pre- and post-surgery standards.
A spayathon is a spay/neuter marathon where the team of our top vets and vet techs, along with local and foreign volunteers work together to spay/neuter dozens of dogs and cats. These spayathons take place in different locations across the world where there is a need, at the request of local communities. The majority of our spayathons take place in Romania where access to veterinary services is virtually non-existent.
Since the founding of RAR/ASNI in 2003, our priority has been spay and neuter. From 2009, we have spayed and neutered over 53,000 dogs and cats. This translates into millions of unwanted puppies and kittens being saved from a misreable and cruel existance on the streets. Spaying and neutering also improves and prolongs the lives of adult dogs and cats, by preventing certain forms of cancer, infections and birth complications.
Check out where our past spayathons have taken place. To read wonderful stories on our past Spayathons, go to our Past Spayathons page where you can see all the precious dogs and cats we have spayed and the local volunteers and people that work around the clock to make a difference.