Spay It Forward: Video Series

November 27, 2015

The population of stray animals wandering around Storm Lake is on the rise.

Lake Animal Hospital in Storm Lake is sponsoring a public service campaign to address the issue. Spay It Forward is a media campaign consisting of six short videos to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.

The campaign… created by Buena Vista University student and Storm Lake resident Emily Johnson… focuses on how pets need to be spayed or neutered to control pet overpopulation. When there are too many pets, shelters and homes run out of room leaving them on the streets.

“If anybody has an animal out there that is, they just acquired, and it is not spayed or neutered, really consider and discuss it with us. We’ll be glad to tell you what the benefits are, and there are a lot of benefits,” said Dr. A. A. Stepan, owner and veterinarian at Lake Animal Hospital. The videos focus on topics such as typical stereotypes associated with the procedures, benefits of getting your pet spayed or neutered, and negatives of not doing so.

To learn more about spaying and neutering your pets go to or search “Spay It Forward Emily Johnson” on YouTube.