Found Animals Foundation has taken its fight against animal homelessness to the streets – literally: The nonprofit organization recently provided free spay and neutering for more than 380 pets.
Found Animals and partners such as PetSmart, Petco and Taco Bell donated some $44,000 in funding to offer the surgeries to low-income pet owners throughout Los Angeles County for the first annual “SpayInLA” event, held last month. The surgeries were performed in conjunction with local area shelter partners, including Clinico and Spay4LA, a new state-of-the-art, 33-foot spay/neuter mobile clinic.
“Spay/neuter is one of the best tools we have available to minimize the number of pets entering shelters and being euthanized,” says Aimee Gilbreath, executive director of Found Animals Foundation. “With so many pet owners struggling financially in the down economy, it is more important than ever to make sure that low cost and free resources are available in our community.”
Found Animals and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation will also honor Spay/Neuter Month with a “Dollar for Dollar” donation match program. For every dollar donated via the Found Animals website to help support spay/neuter surgeries, the foundations will match up to $180,000 in funding.