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

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50ShadesOfSpay

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

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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…

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

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spay4la-volunteers

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…

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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…