As veterinarians, you know how important it is for pet owners to have their cats and dogs spayed or neutered. You know all too well that not spaying or neutering a pet could lead to health consequences later in the pet’s life or result in unwanted litters that often wind up euthanized. As advocates of spay/neuter surgery, nonprofit organization Found Animals is offering you a chance to win a $2,500 grant for your organization or practice. And they’re having a little fun parodying the 50 Shades of Grey movie while doing so.
The mission behind the #50ShadesofSpay contest is to raise spay/neuter awareness and reduce the number of euthanized animals in the United States. Since February is National Spay and Neuter Month, it’s the perfect time to hold such a contest. Throughout this month, Found Animals “is asking spay/neuter programs across the country to "show us your '50 Shades of Spay.' At the end of the month, five deserving organizations will each receive a $2,500 grant from Found Animals – and hopefully along the way we will convince folks to spend a little more time talking about pets and spay and neuter.”
To be eligible to enter the #50ShadesofSpay contest, your organization must:
- Perform a minimum of 1,000 spay or neuter surgeries each year on pets
- Like Found Animals on Facebook
- Post five (5) different photos of pets you’ve served, along with their owners, on Facebook five (5) different days. These photos must be tagged with the hashtag #50ShadesofSpay.
- Tell Found Animals why your organization deserves the grant
To enter, fill out the 50 Shades of Spay Contest Entry Form. The deadline to enter is Feburary 28, 2015. The winners of the contest will be announced on March 9, 2015.