>>Spaying and Neutering Saves Lives!

Spaying and neutering truly saves lives! By spaying and neutering cats, we can reduce overpopulation in free-roaming cat colonies and lower euthanasia rates at shelters.

Too many animals are losing their lives at animal control agencies throughout the South Bay. It's a terrible tragedy that does not have to exist. We can all do something about it, by spaying and neutering our pets and by helping neighborhoods organize trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs.

Please view the list below to find organizations that can help you with TNR and fixing feral cats, like FixNation, and fixing friendly strays, like the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles.

There are low-cost options for spaying and neutering available throughout Southern California. The Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (formerly known as Clinico) is a non-profit veterinary clinic with locations in San Pedro, Pico Rivera and Van Nuys that offers discounted rates for low-income households. More information is available at its website, www.snpla.org.

The Associated Press reported that fewer pets are killed because of spay and neuter programs. Click here to read the article.

Other Spay and Neuter Resources

Save lives... every time you drive!
California has a Pet Lover's License Plate! All proceeds from the plate provide funding for spay and neuter programs across our state. Please visit caspayplate.com for more information.

FixNation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats by sterilizing as many as possible. It operates a full-time spay/neuter clinic with free services for homeless stray and feral cats, and affordable services for tame cats. For more information, please visit its website, fixnation.org.

Los Angeles City Animal Services
Los Angeles City Animal Services offers FREE spay/neuter vouchers for dogs or cats. They are available at all six L.A. City shelters to qualifying L.A. residents, and are good at specific veterinarians only. Vouchers are available to low-income households (making under $40,000 per year). Please contact L.A. City Animal Services at (213) 473-8253.

Stray Cat Alliance
Since 1997, the Stray Cat Alliance has provided free resources, education and public assistance to Los Angeles County citizens who seek help for stray cats. It has a new spay/neuter project that targets some of the poorest demographic areas in Los Angeles — areas with little to no services for spay/neuter that are in desperate need of support. For more information, please visit its website, straycatalliance.org.

SpayCalifornia is a statewide referral network/database to connect people throughout the state of California with participating programs and veterinarians offering low-cost spay/neuter services. This is a program of Actors and Others for Animals.

The Pet Press
Published since 1999, The Pet Press is a free monthly magazine for Los Angeles pet lovers. It contains information about several spay and neuter programs in Southern California, as well as contact information for adoption groups. The Pet Press is distributed FREE at pet-related venues, including pet supply stores, grooming salons, veterinary clinics and independent animal shelters in the Los Angeles area. The Pet Press may also be found at over 900 locations throughout Los Angeles, including delicatessens, car washes, video stores, fast food outlets, coffee shops, libraries and more.

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