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LA Animal Services Thanks ASPCA
For $50K Grant to Spay and Neuter
Our Feline Friends
Los Angeles, June 10, 2021 – LA Animal Services would like to thank the ASPCA for the $50K grant to spay and neuter cat companions in the City of Los Angeles. When cats are spayed and neutered, they help prevent health and behavioral problems from developing, allowing our feline friends to lead a longer, healthier, and happier life.

“We’re thankful for the continued support from the ASPCA who shares in our lifesaving mission,” said Dana Brown, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “The ASPCA’s commitment and leadership in lifesaving makes a huge difference for our animal friends; and thanks to their generous grant, we were able to spay and neuter a total of 715 cats.” 

Top Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Cat

When you spay and neuter your cat, you’re helping to prevent unwanted kitten 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, such as fighting and biting.
  • Reducing roaming, so they’re less likely to escape your home or yard. 
  • 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 the uterus; breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 90 percent of cats, or testicular cancer and some prostate problems in male cats.
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.
Spay and Neuter Resources Available to Pet Owners

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 three dogs and three 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 and Neuter Certificates/Vouchers and discount Spay and Neuter Coupons are available online for Los Angeles City residents. 

To learn more about LA Animal Services and the resources and programs available to animal-loving Angelenos, 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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