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 to include a full staff and a network of 13-plus participating veterinarians who serve the quad-state of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania who now perform nearly 4,000 spay/neuter procedures per year.
As of 2021, Spay Today has surpassed a major milestone by performing over 80,000 spay/neuter procedures.