LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or
Celebrate LA Spay Day on May 24th with
LA Animal Services By Getting Your Pet
Spayed or Neutered
Los Angeles, May 21, 2021 – LA Animal Services is proud to announce LA Spay Day in May, our first annual spay and neuter event taking place on Monday, May 24, 2021! To commemorate this special day, LA Animal Services is hosting The Lucy Pet Foundation’s mobile spay/neuter clinic at the North Central Animal Services Center to conduct spay and neuter surgeries. Sign up today to schedule an appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered with the Lucy Pet Foundation on Monday, May 24, and be a part of LA Spay Day in May

We also have a list of participating veterinary hospitals and mobile spay/neuter clinics where you can schedule a spay or neuter appointment for your companion animal. Learn more at
Why is Spaying and Neutering Good for Our Pets and City?

Spaying and neutering are humane and life affirming means of ending euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets who are unable to find permanent homes. When you spay or neuter your pet, you’re helping to prevent unwanted pet births. There are also health and behavioral advantages to spaying (your female pet) or neutering (your male animal companion) that include:

  • Preventing unwanted litters. Dogs and cats are required to be spayed or neutered after the age of four months, with some exemptions allowed. 
  • Curbing aggressive behaviors. 
  • Reducing roaming. 
  • Lowering risks in cancers. By spaying and neutering your pet, you are also preventing serious and sometimes fatal medical conditions such as pyometra, a serious infection in female dogs or testicular cancer in male dogs. 
Having achieved a 90.49 lifesaving rate in December 2020, Los Angeles is continuing to move towards being the most humane city in America by educating pet owners to be more responsible, making our streets safer, reducing the number of animals euthanized each year in our animal shelters, and allowing us to more effectively use our resources to keep pets and families together. The spay/neuter law holds accountable those pet owners whose irresponsibility threatens public safety and fills our animal shelters with unwanted dogs and cats.

Find out more about the City of Los Angeles’ spay and neuter ordinance by clicking here or pasting the following on your browser:
Need Assistance For Your Pet?

LA Animal Services makes it easy and convenient for pet owners to ensure their furry family members get spayed or neutered. By simply going online to, LA City residents can complete the application, and their free or discounted spay/neuter will be emailed directly to their inbox. Each household is eligible for discounts for 3 dogs and 3 cats. Feral cats and stray dogs do not qualify for this program. 

Spay/neuter vouchers cover the full cost of a companion animal’s sterilization at participating veterinary hospitals, spay/neuter clinics and mobile spay/neuter clinics.

The free Spay & Neuter Certificates/Vouchers and discount Spay & Neuter Coupons are available online for Los Angeles City residents, or are available for pick up at any of our open-by-appointment-only LA Animal Services Centers. 

Spay It Forward

If your pet has already been spayed or neutered, and you would like to support LA Spay Day In May, please click here to help spay or neuter a pet in need. 

To learn more about LA Animal Services and the resources and programs available to animal-loving Angelenos, visit
Let’s Get Social
Want to help get the word out about LA Spay Day in May? Click here to open our social media toolkit, featuring ready-to-use sample messaging for posts, and a downloadable graphic for use on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For more information about LA Animal Services, visit
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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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