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.