50 Shades of Spay Contest | February is Spay and Neuter Month

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For some people, February is all about lovers.  This year, the inevitable media chatter on the subject will include lots of coverage of a certain risque movie premiering right around Valentine’s Day.  Here at Found Animals, we don’t have anything against human lovers – we just don’t want pets producing unwanted litters.  For us, February is all about Spay/Neuter so we give you 50 Shades of Spay!


Throughout the month of February, 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, your organization must:

  • Perform at least 1,000 surgeries each year for publicly owned animals

  • Like Found Animals on Facebook

  • Post at least five (5) different photos on Facebook on at least five (5) days in February 2015 (starting January 27th) showing the awesome pets and people you serve

  • Tag Found Animals in each Facebook photo post and use the hashtag, #50ShadesofSpay

  • Tell us why your program deserves a $2,500 grant

Contest period ends February 28th. Winners announced March 6th.

Entries are now closed. For a list of winners, see 50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners.


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14 Responses

  1. Nancey says:

    The enter button isn’t working. Trying to register for the wonderful contest.

    • Estelle W. says:

      Hi Nancy: As we only have 28 days in February and organizations are asked to post pictures on Facebook for 5 days in February, I’m afraid you’ve run out of time. Please stay tuned to Found Animals for future opportunities for your organization, and thank you so much for your interest!

  2. Melissa m says:

    Trying to find an affordable vet to spay my furbaby….. Having no luck!!! We live in Greenville NY

    • Estelle W. says:

      Hi Melissa:

      Here is a resource you can use to look up spay/neuter in your area. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter If you don’t find one through this link, try calling a local veterinary office and ask them if they will work with you on price, or if they can refer you to a low cost clinic. Thank you for being a responsible pet owner!

  3. nita hemeter says:

    We are an all voluteer TNR group, last year we neutered over 14OO animals, we do not have our own clinic, we work with local vets and pay for all these surgeries. Would we be eligible? Thank you for all you do… Nita Hemeter

  4. Vanessa says:

    We are trying to tag you on the photos but it doesn’t seem to allow us. This is a control in your general settings on your facebook page to allow other to tag you in photos and it has to be enabled. Does tagging you in the comments count as tagging you in the photo post for 50 shades of spay?

    • Natasha D says:

      Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your question. Please tag us in the caption of the photo, however, tagging us in the comment is accepted as well. Good luck!

  5. Ashley Boothe says:

    I read the terms and conditions and have a question about the prize for the Facebook post with the most likes and shares. The rules don’t state whether a group is or is not allowed to pay to “boost” a post and serve it to more news feeds, thus increasing the likelihood of likes and shares. Without a limit on that, a group that has advertising money to spare could invest enough to easily garner more likes/shares through boosting. Could this be clarified? Thank you!

    • Natasha D says:

      Thank you for your question. We are offering only one of the five prizes through Facebook likes and shares; for this reason, we are not limiting how an organization’s posts are visible. The other four prizes will be awarded based on judging by Found Animals Staff. We encourage participating organizations to ask their friends and networks to like and share organically. Good luck – we look forward to receiving your entry!

  6. I am the director of our humane society. We spay & neuter our animals before they are adopted, as well as provide two different programs for spaying&neutering of companion animals gotten from elsewhere. So can we include the spay/neuter we do in house as towards the surgeries for publicly owned animals? I sure could use this in our area!!

    • Natasha D says:

      Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the animals you spay and neuter prior to adoption do not count for this particular contest. However, we need more information about the companion animals from elsewhere that you are spaying/neutering. Please email us at info@foundanimals.org with your name and organization, and the nature of the other programs, and we will determine whether your organization qualifies. Thank you for your question. We look forward to hearing from you!

  7. I was wondering if tnr can be included as part of the “publicly owned” animals? We fixed 1,200 cats and dogs in 2014, and that includes the number of stray and feral cats we fix along with the cats and dogs for people who qualify by income. I wanted to ask to be sure we qualify, before applying.

    Thank you!