To improve and enhance low-cost pet spay and neuter services, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s motion authorizing the Department of Animal Care and Control to enter into a public-private partnership with “SPAY-4LA,” a non-profit organization.
At a cost of $600,000, the one-year pilot program will be funded through a $300,000 donation by Erika Brunson of the Coalition for Pets and Public Safety and county funding of $300,000.
“Continuing to provide spaying and neutering for our pets in Los Angeles County remains a high priority and a critical strategy to reduce the number of unwanted pets entering County animal shelters,” said Antonovich. “This public-private partnership will improve access to these vital services.”
“SPAY-4LA” will provide spay and neuter and microchips for dogs and cats in their mobile clinic in various locations across Los Angeles County and the 47 cities served by the Department of Animal Care and Control.
The pilot program will be assessed quarterly for one year, and locations where the unit will visit will be promoted and available online and through press contacts.