History of Spay Today

Spay Today was originally co-founded by Anne Small and Susan Goodman in 1994.  Confronted with the rampant overpopulation of cats and kittens in Jefferson County, West Virginia, which were being ignored by county officials, these two woman joined together and created Spay Today in an attempt to decrease the suffering and almost certain deaths of these sentient animals.  With 1 part-time employee and 2 participating veterinarians, Spay Today began providing its life-saving work via reduced-cost spay and neuter services for both cats and dogs.

At the request of Anne Small and Susan Goodman, The National Humane Education Society (NHES) took over the operation of Spay Today in 2001.  Today, Spay Today is one of NHES’ lifesaving programs and operates from the NHES Campus.

Spay Today has grown significantly over the years and now has a staff of 5 employees, 20-plus participating veterinary clinics, and a service area that includes portions of the quad-state—West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia—and beyond.

In 2014, Spay Today surpassed a major milestone by providing its 50,000th spay procedure.  Today, through its charitable work, Spay Today provides nearly 5,000 reduced-cost spay and neuter procedures per year—and continues to grow.