Spay and Neuter Program
Unbelievably, just one unaltered female dog, her mate, and their litters can produce over 67,000 puppies in a scant six years!
Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011.
A lack of resources and education presents a particularly vexing problem in advancing efforts to educate people on the value of spaying and neutering pets, which is just a beginning of what is needed to address the multitude of problems associated with their uncontrolled overpopulation problem.
Spay/Neuter events are held in a number of different communities each month, and unfortunately some people have to be turned away at every time because there are still not enough dollars and support staff to cope with the demand.
If your pet isn’t spayed or neutered, make an appointment today for surgery. The more altered animals there are, the fewer homeless ones there will be.
If you would like to find low-cost spay/neuter services, we hope you will find the following information helpful.
- SPAY/USA, a program of The Pet Savers Foundation, is a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.Call 1-800-248-SPAY (7729) or go to www.spayusa.org for more information. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am- 4:30 pm (Eastern time).
- Actors and Others for Animals provides FREE spay/neuter clinics. Participants must meet certain qualifications. For more information, please call (818) 755-6045 or (818) 755-6323 or go here.
- Spay California offers free and low cost spay and neuter options.
- The L.A. Spaymobile state-of-the-art mobile clinic provides free spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats living with income-qualified families in the City of Los Angeles. If you receive a Department of Water and Power bill, then you live within the city limits. For information on qualifications, as well as a schedule of clinic locations, visit L.A. Animal Services website here or call (800) 772-9452 to make an appointment.
- Try a zipcode search on the ASPCA website to find providers in your area.
- The ASPCA also offers free and low cost spay and neuter clinics. You can find out more information about these here.
- Best Friends Animal Society also provides free spay and neuter clinics throughout LA. More information about those clinics can be found here.
- There are mobile spay and neuter clinics are throughout Southern California and a list of those can be found here.