Category: Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter 101

POSTED BY Jennifer B. IN

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In October, I was lucky enough to attend Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets Conference in Las Vegas.  It’s a great opportunity to network with fellow animal welfare people and to learn about what’s new, innovative and WORKING in animal welfare.
While I’m lucky and get to work in a WHOLE OFFICE of people who love pets and dedicate their lives to the betterment of animals, a lot of the attendees do the work alone—or with maybe a handful of their friends.  They’re the ones in rural areas, setting traps for feral cats at 3am to get them neutered and…

50,000 Surgeries and Counting!


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February is a big month for spay and neuter and our partners at the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNP LA) have a particularly exciting milestone to celebrate – their 50,000th surgery!

SNP LA was founded in 2007 (under its previous corporate name, Clinico) with a mission to make spay and neuter services affordable and accessible to low income pet owners in the Los Angeles area. Since then they’ve gone from using the clinic at the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority on days the shelter was closed to opening three permanent locations of their own in Pico Rivera, Van…

Found Animals 2011 Year in Review


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If you’re anything like me it’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of January 2012.   Last year absolutely flew by here at Found Animals!
Before we dive headlong into everything this Year of the Dragon has to offer, its time to take a moment to revel in our 2011 accomplishments on behalf of the animals.
So here’s to 2011 at Found Animals, by the numbers:

  •    18 research projects underway worldwide to develop a non-surgical alternative to spay neuter as part of our Michelson Prize and Grant program
  •    5,400 shelter animals were adopted through our promotions, events, and

4 Spay Day 2012

POSTED BY Jonathan C. IN

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Found Animals is always happy when February rolls around because it gives us a chance to celebrate an important part of pet ownership, spay & neuter! The last Tuesday of every February of each year is National Spay Day. Spay day is an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States created to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.

In honor of that, we plan on making an entire month of it by celebrating spay and neuter all of February. Our grant partner SNP LA (Spay and Neuter Project of…

2 How Neighborhood Councils Help Animals

POSTED BY Jennifer B. IN

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Our External Relations Manager tells us a bit about what she does here at Found Animals and answers the most common questions people have about pets in their neighborhood.

My job at the Found Animals Foundation involves me visiting Neighborhood Councils across Los Angeles.  Before I started, I had no idea what a neighborhood council actually does— I’ve learned quickly that these are passionate people who are deeply involved in the day-to-day running of your area.  There are over 90 Neighborhood Councils (NCs) across LA and they have a general meeting once a month.
The NCs cover everything from zoning…

What Would You Do With $15,000?

POSTED BY Katy Palfrey IN

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By: Katy P. and David R.
The Michelson Graduate Student Challenge is the newest initiative of Found Animals Foundation’s Michelson Prize & Grants program, which strives to find a permanent non surgical sterilization method for dogs and cats. Graduate students in scientific disciplines throughout the US will compete for three $15,000 science prizes by submitting research proposals for development of a non-surgical sterilant for cats and dogs. The three graduate student winners of the challenge then will have the opportunity to apply for a research grant to pursue their project with a faculty advisor, but the $15,000 cash is theirs…

2 It’s Raining Men (at The Abbey)!


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The time is nearly upon us, Found Animals friends!  Our massive 6 Packs / 9 Lives calendar launch party is just around the corner (Saturday, November 19th from 4pm to 6pm to be exact). And boy, are things steaming up at The Abbey in West Hollywood!  We are all geared up to celebrate all things cat, calendar and hot men, of course!
With so many of you commenting on how tongue-in-cheek our calendar turned out to be, we couldn’t disappoint with our big blow-out! Staying true to form, the kitschyness continues at the cat calendar kick-off! The party will be…

3 Pregúntale a Pierre (aka Ask Pierre)


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The French bulldog with a curious Mexican flair dispels the myths

Hola, mi amigos! Si, I have returned for my second edition of online writings (porque so surprised?). How was your Halloween, ninos? I am never one to shy away from a costume themed holiday. Your eyes have not deceived you. In the spirit of the month of trick or treating, last night I dressed as a Hollywood starlet, my favorite in fact: Grace Kelly. Que? I am mucho secure in my doghood!
Back to why I am here: our topic of spay & neuter. My loyal fans and followers…

Help Feral Cats


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Quick! Pop Quiz!
How many feral cats call the US home?
a.       12 million
b.       60 million
c.       100 million
d.      Who knows !?!
Ok, we admit this was a trick question.  Any one of these answers may in fact be correct, but which is it? Low-end figures estimate the nation’s feral cat population to be somewhere around 12 million[1], while higher estimates put this figure at nearly 100 million[2]. A commonly used figure is 60 million, but since the US Census Bureau has yet to include a “how many feral cats live on or near your property” line on…

A New Name for High Quality Spay Neuter in Los Angeles


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What’s in a name?  A lot, actually.  A great name for a product, service, or company instantly tells you what it’s all about and sticks in your brain.  That’s why I’m so excited to share that the spay & neuter clinics formerly known as Clinico have a new name.  As of this week they are called the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles or SNP LA for short.  (Get it. . . “snip” LA. . . Awesome!)

I’m proud to sit on the board of Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, and as a board we got a lot of…