Category: Spay & Neuter

2 Pregúntale a Pierre (aka Ask Pierre)


french bulldog

The French bulldog with a curious Mexican flair dispels the myths

Hola, bonjour y hello! Bienvenidos to my first of a long series of topical, informative and interactive online writings, or blogs as you say. Let me introduce myself: I am Pierre “Pierro” Chavez, a French bulldog, adopted into a loving Mexican family (hence my fluency in Spanish, not French). I know what you’re thinking: Pierre Pierro? Odd.  This nutty lady at the office finds it adorable to add an “o” to the end of my name, she is to blame for this ridiculous nick! If not “Pierre” then for…

Sometimes, the Best Things in Life are Free

POSTED BY Katy Palfrey IN

black & white pitbull with tiger

To spread the word about the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology (our program dedicated to developing a non-surgical sterilant for cats and dogs) we visit scientific conferences to talk to researchers from all over the world. We want the best and the brightest minds utilizing innovative science to help decrease pet euthanasia, so we reach out to top scientists in the fields of reproductive biology, nanotechnology, bioengineering, material science, and other disciplines.

In addition to being a great way to get the word out to scientists about the Michelson Prize & Grants, the added bonus of going to…

6 The Serious Business of Pet Spay Neuter


dogs in a kennel at seacca

As summer officially fades into fall, non-profit managers all over the country are facing a tough task – budgeting for next year.  Providing much needed services to the community requires cold, hard cash and raising enough of it to keep the doors open is a constant worry – especially in these tough times.   While fundraising is a challenge for all kinds of animal welfare organizations, it’s especially daunting for spay neuter clinics like our partner Spay Neuter Project LA (SNPLA)
Why?  Well, only 6% of SNPLA’s clients pay their “regular” price – the rest qualify for subsidized pricing offered to…

Top 5 Reasons to Pre-Order Your Pet Lover’s Plate Today!



5.  The Pet Lover’s Plate features one-of-a-kind artwork by actor, animal lover, and artist Pierce Brosnan (that’s right, 007 himself!)

4.  More than 30 other states already have a Pet Lover/Animal Friendly/Spay & Neuter License Plate.  C’mon California, we love our pets more than any other state!  Are we gonna let the rest of the country show us up?
3.  A regular plate is only $50!  Pass on that grande coffee drink once a month and the plate will be paid for! (Not to mention your waist may start to look a bit thinner-bonus!)
2.  As Californians we spend HOURS…

Top 5 Things to Know About the Michelson Prize & Grants

POSTED BY Katy Palfrey IN

little boy with husky puppy

1. What is the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology?

The Michelson Prize & Grants is a program of Found Animals Foundation offering up to $75 million to researchers for development of a non-surgical sterilant for male and female cats and dogs.  The $25 million Michelson Prize will be awarded to the first entity to provide Found Animals with the product or technology. Up to $50 million is available through the Michelson Grants for scientists to pursue this goal through research proposals.
2. Why is non-surgical sterilization so important?
A non-surgical method of spaying & neutering would make it…

Will Your Cat Beat the Heat This Summer?

POSTED BY Jonathan C. IN

torbie cat

Did you know, because of the warm weather in California, the breeding season in cats is practically year-round? Cats stay in heat for normally 4-6 days, but as the days grow longer during the spring and summer season, they go in heat again every 2-3 weeks.
Is Your Cat in Heat?
There are a few ways to tell if your cat is in heat as her behavior may change a bit. Your cat may become extra affectionate towards people and other cats, rubbing against their legs, weaving in and out between their legs and, rolling on the floor. If she…

Cats – The Real Underdog


calico in a cape

Hopefully you have heard that we recently kicked off our fantastic Cat Days of Summer campaign with the great news of our 500th cat adoption at the Cat Adoption Center.  This is an incredible accomplishment and we are very proud of the staff and volunteer team at our facility that work so hard every day for the kitties.  And we are very excited for 500th cat Oscar who got to go home with this bevy of beauties:

Unfortunately, even with amazing efforts like this, cats are still huge “underdogs” in our shelters and most cats are not as blessed as…

First Feral Cat Caretaking Workshop A Success!


cat in a cage

This past weekend, Found Animals had the pleasure of partnering with the Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition, FixNation, and Kitten Rescue to host its first ever Feral Cat Caretaking Workshop.
We’re thrilled to announce that approximately 80 attendees, speakers and volunteers shared in this wonderful day-long seminar. We thank every one of you for your participation!

We have taken the presentations from the workshop and compressed them into two easy to download pdfs. Click on the red hyperlinked topics below to download these  informative packets.
Topics throughout the day ranged from the basic, “What is a feral cat?” to the more…

Smitten With Kittens


2 black kittens

Did you know Spring kicks off a phenomenon known as kitten season? That’s right, there is a season just for kittens and it is upon us!  What is kitten season, you ask? As winter draws to a close and the weather begins to warm, unaltered female cats go into heat. Sixty days later they begin giving birth to litters of kittens.

Many shelters become overwhelmed with unwanted kittens from March through October, so if you’re contemplating adopting a kitten, look no further than your local animal shelter.
5  facts about kittens:
·         Felines are considered kittens until they are 1…

Feral Cat Caretaking Workshops

POSTED BY Jennifer B. IN

Feral Cats

On Sunday, May 22nd, Found Animals Foundation will partner with the Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition to host the first in a series of one-day Feral Cat Caretaking workshops.  Designed to address the needs of novice and expert caretakers alike, the workshop will address a broad range of topics, including: trapping, spay & neuter resources, boarding & aftercare, relationship-building, colony management, and everyone’s favorite – KITTENS!
Despite the fact that feral cat populations are difficult to quantify, most estimates indicate that the City of Los Angeles is home to more than 1 million feral cats.  That’s at least one cat for…