Category: Spay & Neuter

50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners



We received over 125 applications from across the country from organizations furthering spay and neuter initiatives in their respective communities.
Our 50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners are:

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project (Lynwood, WA)

People Promoting Animal Welfare – PPAW  (Greenback, TN)
The SNIP Team (Clovis, CA)
Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic (Montgomery, AL)
Facebook Likes and Shares winner: Front Street Animal Shelter – City of Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
and we added a Surprise! 6th winning organization: The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc. (T.A.R.A.) (Warwick, NY)
Congratulations to each of these 50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners who have each received …

Saving Pets Challenge 2015


Saving Pets Challenge 2015

Could your organization use more money to save more pets?  We know, that’s a dumb question – of course you could!
That’s why we’re so excited to announce the Saving Pets Challenge is back!
Found Animals is partnering once again with CrowdRise for the 2015 installment of the successful million dollar fundraising campaign.  In 2014, animal welfare organizations helped to raise over $1 Million with the goal of reducing shelter pet euthanasia by raising funds to support new or existing life-saving programs.
Who is Eligible for the Saving Pets Challenge?
Nonprofit animal welfare organizations like private rescue groups, humane societies,…

14 50 Shades of Spay Contest | February is Spay and Neuter Month



For some people, February is all about lovers.  This year, the inevitable media chatter on the subject will include lots of coverage of a certain risque movie premiering right around Valentine’s Day.  Here at Found Animals, we don’t have anything against human lovers – we just don’t want pets producing unwanted litters.  For us, February is all about Spay/Neuter so we give you 50 Shades of Spay!

Throughout the month of February, Found Animals is asking spay/neuter programs across the country to show us your “50 Shades of Spay”. At the end of the month, five deserving organizations will each…

Honoring the Life-Saving Work of FixNation


4 feral cats

If you have ever had an experience with homeless cats you know it can be a very difficult and heartbreaking scenario. It is estimated that there are between 50 and 100 million feral or community cats living in the United States. These cats are fending for themselves, reproducing in record numbers with few on their sides to advocate for them.
While many frustrated property owners consider drastic action, like eradicating the cats, animal-lovers have a hard time with this concept. Simply put, the problem of homeless cat overpopulation is a man-made problem. A cat, whether wild or friendly, is still…

Against All Odds: Hope Spay Neuter is Going to Austin

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staff at Hope Spay Neuter

This guest post is written by Madeleine Laird; Executive Director of Hope for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic in Fort Wayne, IN.
At HOPE for Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness clinic, we believe in constantly continuing education and also team bonding experiences. In the past, when an applicable conference was on the horizon, we would always take as many staff members as possible. We found that learning new things together helped solidify buy-in and allowed us to develop more consistent policies.
For our first conference, put on by the Humane Alliance, six staff members attended. We rented a van and drove 10…

Help Pets When You File Your Taxes!


orange tabby cat in a shelter

If you are anything like me, tax season is not your favorite time of year.  Being the daughter of a CPA , my dislike of early April was acquired at a young age and has never left.   This year, I managed to get my taxes done by the end of March (barely), which I consider an accomplishment!
For me, the one real bright spot in the process (aside from a possible refund) is the opportunity to support pets when I file my taxes.   Many states give you the opportunity to donate to worthy causes when you file your return.   In…

Spay & Neuter Round Up: The Latest on Pet Sterilization Programs in Los Angeles



Every February is cause for special celebration here at Found Animals thanks to Spay & Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day.  We were founded with a mission to minimize the number of animals euthanized at shelters across the United States and preventing the birth of unwanted litters is a fundamental tool in that fight.

Since our founding in 2005, we have supported an ever-growing portfolio of pet sterilization programs, and this year, many of them are celebrating important milestones.
Affordable & Accessible Spay Neuter in Los Angeles:
Found Animals Foundation provides funding, in-kind, and moral support to several fantastic…

Michelson Prize and Grants Attends 46th Annual Society for the Study of Reproduction Conference


view of Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

What attracts someone to the field of reproductive biology? Personal interest, opportunities to create societal change, and the amazing chance to study the mysteries surrounding the creation of life. Also, money. Specifically, grant money.
Funding in reproductive biology ebbs and flows with governmental interest in the field. Reproductive biologists, especially small animal reproductive biologists, often hail from regions of the world with a particular societal interest in reproduction, often arising from problems associated with either increasing or decreasing animal populations. As such, a disproportionate number of non-human reproductive biologists often come from island states that are concerned with growing invasive…

2 Michelson Prize and Grants Tours a Living Laboratory


man holding a kiwi bird

I’m the Program Assistant for the Michelson Prize & Grants program, and I love my job! Two weeks ago, I got to hang out with red pandas, snow leopards, cheetahs, and other critically endangered animals. How? Let me introduce you to Dr. David Wildt who made it all happen.
Dr. David Wildt is a well-known expert in the field of reproductive biology. He leads research on many species of animals from elephants to giant pandas, and manages the wildlife animal collection at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). Basically, Dr. Wildt is a reproductive biology rock star.
Luckily for us,…

Managing the Cat Crisis Wrap Up


Dr. Kate Hurley speaks at the Managing the Cat Crisis event

Cats continue to face disproportionate challenges in animal shelters and have a 70% chance of euthanasia in the average California Shelter. However, change is on the horizon. Last Tuesday, June 11th, Found Animals and Orange County Animal Care had the wonderful opportunity to host a unique Speakers Forum Event called “Managing the Cat Crisis.”
We were excited to have nationally recognized animal care experts including Jon Cicirelli and Dr. Kate Hurley speak about how to understand the reasons behind these staggering numbers and what alternative cat programs and shelter management techniques can be utilized to make a difference.
The event…