Category: Spay & Neuter

7 Six Steps to TNR Success



Trap-Neuter-Release (also known as TNR) is the method of humanely trapping feral and free-roaming stray cats with the goal of ‘fixing’ them and returning them back where they were found. This prevents the cats from having kittens in the future, which in turn keeps the stray cat population under control.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a professional “rescuer” to trap a cat. In fact, many animal care organizations have humane traps that you can rent for just a day or two, for a low fee or even for free. If your neighborhood or street in particular…

2 Need A Good Reason to Spay and Neuter? Here’s Twenty Four


red and white cocker spaniel

My dogs love going to the dog park. I love taking them. Usually, we have a great couple of hours burning off steam, running with other dogs and chasing the ball. Occasionally, we have incidents. Today was such a day. After a very vigorous romp around the park playing fetch, my little girl, Scout, was ready for a drink. As she bent down and thirstily slurped up a bowl of water, an itinerant whippet caught her scent and momentarily lost his mind. He jumped up and mounted her then and there.
Scout, not at all swept away by his charms,…

A Vet On Wheels: A World Spay Day Special Look at the Spay4LA Mobile Clinic


couple holding 3 dogs

I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Spay4LA Mobile Clinic in South Los Angeles for Spay and Neuter Month. I was able to get a first-hand look at what a mobile operation looks like, chat with the staff and meet some great residents and pets. Everyone I met that day had great things to say about the vet on wheels. Such great things, in fact, that I felt compelled to share!

I met Roxana and Gerson Ruano outside the clinic at around 7:15 a.m. on a Friday while they waited in a line of about 30 people…

4 California Pet Lover’s Plate


pet lovers

Big news for California animal lovers! The California Department of Motor Vehicles has approved an official “Spay and Neuter License Plate!” The plate will provide a large scale, permanent funding source for spay and neuter programs throughout the state. Proceeds from the plate will be distributed to cities and counties to support free and low-cost spay and neuter programs in their communities. The most successful specialty plates in California bring millions of dollars per year into their respective causes.
We are happy to share this great news during Spay and Neuter month! The Pet Lover’s plate faced an uncertain future…

2 Is Spaying and Neutering Good For My Pet?

POSTED BY Jonathan C. IN

RVT talks about spay and neuter

As Found Animals Foundation’s Spay and Neuter Program Manager, the most common question I am asked is “why should I spay or neuter my pet?” There are many great reasons but I always start with my favorite; “it’s good for your pet.”
I met with one of our SNP LA and SPAY4LA staff RVT’s (registered veterinarian technicians) Stuart Galbreath to explain in his own words why spaying and neutering is a health benefit.

Stuart brings up great reasons to spay and neuter. To recap, here are the best reasons to spay your female:

  • Spaying female dogs prior to their first

3 Does Spaying and Neutering Change My Pet’s Personality?


Does Spaying and Neutering Affect Personality?

Does Spaying and Neutering Really Change My Pet’s Personality and Behavior? Debunking Personality and Behavior Misconceptions of Spay and Neuter Surgeries
Last week we kicked off National Spay and Neuter Month by debunking cost misconceptions of spay and neuter surgeries. This week we continue to bust common myths by asking, does spaying and neutering change your pet’s personality and behavior?
The differences between personality and behavior are:

  • Personality is the overall emotional make up of your pet. Personality is largely influenced by genetics and socialization, nature and nurture.
  • Behaviors are usually born as a result of your pet’s personality in

Does Spaying and Neutering Really Cost Too Much?


Cost of Spaying and Neutering

February is National Spay and Neuter Month. In honor of celebrating all things great about spay and neuter, we will debunk some of the most common myths regarding fixing your pet. First up, does spay and neuter really cost too much?
It is true, spay and neuter surgery can be expensive; full-price surgeries can cost anywhere from $200 up to $500 depending on where you live. The great news is many communities and organizations like Found Animals have recognized the cost issue and have banded together to make spay and neuter procedures affordable, and more widely accessible.
The Spay4LA Mobile…

Found Animals Year in Review 2012


Found Animals employees

2012 has been an amazing year for the Found Animals Foundation team and as we take time to reflect and celebrate this holiday season we wanted to share some of our accomplishments and plans for the New Year.  Since our mission is to minimize the number of pets killed in shelters, we focus on programs that reduce shelter intake and increase live release rates.  All told, over 130,000 pets and their people were helped by Found Animals programs this year and we look forward to seeing that number grow dramatically next year.  None of this would be possible without the…

Spay4LA Celebrates 10,000 Spay & Neuter Surgeries

POSTED BY Jonathan C. IN

Spay4LA header

SPAY4LA, the mobile spay & neuter clinic, first began operating in South Los Angeles in September 2010. In a little over 2 years they have provided low cost and free spay and neuter surgeries for 10,000 pets! We want to congratulate Spay4LA on their 10,000th surgery!
The mission of Spay4LA continues to be providing free spay and neuter to the communities that need it most. Spay4LA brings their mobile clinic to those communities in Los Angeles that account for the highest numbers of animal intakes to city shelters.
On October 12, at the South Los Angeles animal shelter, pit-bull puppy…

Feral Cat Day 2012


feral cat colony

With two cat related “holidays” coming up in October – Feral Cat Day on October 16 and National Cat Day on October 29 – it’s a great month to talk about our feline friends.  We here at Found Animals spend a lot of time thinking about cats and we’re excited to share with you.
History of Cats
Humans have always had a complex and nuanced relationship with cats and many historical figures have considered their felines both companion and muse.  From Marie Antoinette to Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein to Freddie Mercury, and Mohammed to Mark Twain a huge diversity of…