Spay & Neuter Saves Lives !
The following are the top 10 most important reasons to spay or neuter your beloved pet!
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.
- Your spayed female won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over the house!
- Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
- Your neutered male will be much better behaved. Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
- Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat. Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds-not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.
- It is highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!
- Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community. Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
- Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth. Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children-especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.
- Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
Spay & Neuter Resources for the Los Angeles area
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
12440 E. Imperial Hwy, Suite 603, Norwalk, CA 90650 PHONE # (562) 345-0321 FAX # (562) 863-8052
SPAY & NEUTERING AGENCIES CONTACT SHEET
LACACC VENDORS CONTACT FAX/CELL # LOCATION PHONE #
Amanda Foundation Teri Austin South Los Angeles & (888) 349-7388 email@example.com www.amandafoundation.org
Angel Dogs Foundation Lisa Tipton F(661) 803-8462 Santa Clarita, Lancaster (888) 504-7729 firstname.lastname@example.org & Palmdale Areas www.angeldogsfoundation.org
SPAYNEUTER PROJECT OF LA Zoey Mondt F(562) 942-2698 Pico Rivera (562) 942-2640 “SNP/LA” email@example.com San Pedro (310) 241-0768 firstname.lastname@example.org Van Nuys (818) 849-6373
Downtown Dog Rescue Lori Weise South Los Angeles & (818) 407-4145 email@example.com Compton Areas www.downtowndogrescue.org
Pet Doctors of Industry Beverly F(626) 855-4304 City of Industry (626) 855-4301 firstname.lastname@example.org www.petdoctorsinc.com
Sam Simon Foundation Hannah Lieberman Greater Los Angeles (323) 549-5300 email@example.com Areas www.samsimonfoundation.com
Lynwood Dog & Cat Hospital Dr. Casillas F(626) 286-5729 Lynwood (323)566-4177 Casillas
Veterinary Hospital Inc. Montebello (323)721-2244
OTHER SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES LOCATION PHONE #
Actors & Others Los Angeles Area & (818) 755-6045
Financial Assistance toward S/N Services for low-income families only. Surrounding Counties
Animal Discount Clinic Garden Grove (714) 537-0570 Low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats.
HEIGL RAY OF HOPE BALDWIN PARK & FREE SPAY/NEUTER OF DOGS EL MONTE
(818) 755-6045 www.jasonheiglfoundation.org
Gateway Animal Hospital Glendale (818) 244-2934 Full Service Walk-in Hospital. www.gatewayanimalhospital.com
Golden State Humane Society Long Beach (562) 423-8406 Low-cost spay/neuter and medical care.
SPAY4LA Los Angeles (800) 772-9452 Low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats .
Holiday Humane Society Clinic N. Hollywood (818) 765-8196 Low-cost spay/neuter services.
Human Society of Ventura County (805) 646-6505 Low-cost spay/neuter & vaccinations for dogs & cats in Ojai clinic. www.humanesocietyvc.org
Herman Bennett Foundation Ventura County (818) 445-7171 Provides spay/neuter vouchers for low-income residents of Ventura County www.hermanbennettfoundation.org
Mercy Crusade Oxnard (818) 597-2926 Low cost spay/neuter & vaccinations for Dogs and Cats in Ventura County. www.dogcatfix.com
Pet Assistance Foundation Southern California (877) 772-9738 Provides referrals to low-cost spay/neuter . www.petassistancefoundation.org
Rover Rescue Redondo Beach (310) 379-0154 For referrals or discount vouchers. www.roverrescue.com
Spay/Neuter Animal Network (SPAN) Ventura & Antelope (805) 278-4433 Vouchers and low-cost spay/neuter & vaccinations for Dogs and Cats in Oxnard. Valley www.spanonline.org
Spay & Neuter Clinic Valley Veterinary Simi Valley (805) 584-3823 Low cost Spay/Neuter. Also accepts Feral Cats in Traps for altering.
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Los Angeles (310) 364-4282 Low cost Spay/Neuter services.
Family Dog and Cat Hospital Monrovia (626) 303-2300 www.familydogandcathospital.com
FERAL CAT AID LOCATION PHONE #
Best Friends Catnippers Los Angeles (818) 377-9700 Free spay/neuter, humane traps & offers training on cat-trapping and release.
Fix Nation Los Angeles (818) 524-2287 Lends traps & offers training on cat-trapping and release. www.fixnation.org
Stray Cat Alliance Los Angeles (310) 281-6973 Lends traps & offers training on cat-trapping and release.
Spay/Neuter Animal Network (SPAN) Oxnard (805) 278-4433 Vouchers and low-cost spay/neuter & vaccinations for Dogs and Cats in Oxnard.
Spay & Neuter Clinic Valley Veterinary (805) 584-3823 Accepts Feral Cats in Traps for altering.
MEDICAL CARE LOCATION PHONE #
Golden State Humane Society Long Beach (562) 423-8406 Low-cost spay/neuter and medical care.
North Figueroa Animal Hospital Los Angeles (323) 258-8068 Low-cost spay/neuter and medical care.
Here are a few programs that we offer to help care for friendly creatures in our area.
This program supports our efforts to rescue and re-home companion animals with special needs, and chronic medical conditions. Providing specialized treatment, surgery, and ongoing medical assistance can be costly. We sometimes provide lifetime medical support in order to place these special animals into equally special homes.
The program also provides help for families who love their four-legged companions but are maybe having difficulty covering medical expenses.
ADELYN was initially taken to a local shelter to be euthanized due to a chronic skin condition, resulting from extreme neglect, which had caused hair loss on most of her body, along with horribly infected ears and eyes.This sweet 7 yr-old won our hearts with a gentle, loving nature which remained, despite the pain & discomfort she had suffered for so long.
After months of treatment in foster care, where we discovered Adelyn was also partially blind, she was adopted into a wonderful home with Kacey, where she will never know neglect again.
FRANKIE, was abandoned at a low cost clinic after being hit by a car and partially paralyzed. This young, sweet Cockerpoo, was soaked in his own urine when we rescued him, dragging his back legs behind, but with so much life left in him. After consulting with a specialist, it was determined that severe nerve damage had rendered Frankie incontinent for life.
After only two weeks in foster care, and some physical therapy, this determined boy had regained control of his legs, and a ‘belly-band’ helped keep him dry while inside the house. Within a couple of months, Frankie was adopted by Lory, an animal lover who had previously adopted other special needs animals.
SPAY & NEUTER is one of the primary ways we can decrease the horrendous number of perfectly lovely companion animals who lose their lives in shelters every day, simply because this simple surgery is not performed.
Despite the resources available, the problem still exists. In 2016, our goal is to secure the funding needed to introduce a new program aimed at a segment of the population, who allow their pets to breed, intentionally or not.
This program is incentive driven, as we believe this is the only way to reach people who are not responding to low cost and free spay & neuter services that are available.
In addition to free spay & neuter services, our PAYtoSPAY program, offers incentives in the form of gift cards that can be redeemed at area stores.
This program also provides free spay & neuter services for anyone that does not qualify for free or low cost services, but are trying to act responsibly and do the right thing.
In addition, this program supports the rescue of nursing Mothers and unweaned puppies & kittens in need of rescue.
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