STUDIO CITY (CBS) — In an effort to curb the cat population in the Los Angeles-area, Found Animals is offering residents $5 for each cat brought in to be spayed or neutered.
Amiee Gillbreath of Found Animals visited the KCAL9 studios Wednesday to talk about the program.
Found Animals is a 501(c) (3) private operating foundation led by business and medical experts committed to decreasing the use of euthanasia in shelters.
Cats are at the highest risk of being killed in shelters. Roughly 87,000 cats enter Los Angeles area shelters every year and 65,000 (almost 75%) of them are ultimately euthanized. Through spay/neuter, we will be reducing the number of cats entering Los Angeles shelters and less will be killed due to lack of space.
There is no limit to the number of cats residents bring in and the surgery is free.
Appointments are required at either the SNP LA or the Spay 4 LA mobile Clinic.
Participants will have to prove residency in the qualifying zip codes.
Residents in the San Fernando Valley (zip codes 91605, 91402 and 91405) can bring cats to Spay Neuter Project Los Angeles (SNP LA). San Fernando Valley residents may reach SNP LA at (310) 574-5555.
South Los Angeles (zip codes 90003 and 90037) can bring cats to the Spay 4 LA mobile clinics. South Los Angeles residents may contact Spay 4 LA at 1-888-SPAY-4-LA (772-9452).
These areas have the highest shelter intake in Los Angeles County.
Additional information can be found at www.foundanimals.org/cash-for-cats.