Every year, we are inundated with 8,000 to 9,000 cats and kittens starting in April-May. This year, we’re already starting to see an increase in cat and kitten impounds City wide, and the we’re anticipating a constant influx throughout summer. By taking advantage of Free Spay/Neuter Certificates for cats and kittens, you can help stem the tide of pet overpopulation that we face daily in each of our six services centers.
To apply and receive a Free Certificate the same day, we encourage you to visit your nearest LA City Animal Services Center. Since you’re already here, Los Angeles City Residents can apply for a Free Certificate HERE.
This program is available for residents of the City of Los Angeles who are 18 years of age or older. Each household is eligible for Free Certificates for up to 3 cats. Free spay or neuter surgeries are for companion cats only, all feral and stray animals are excluded. Once a Free Certificate is received, it must be redeemed at a participating veterinary hospital within 10 days of issuance.
By spaying or neutering your cat or kitten, you are helping LA Animal Services get one step closer to ending the Los Angeles community’s pet overpopulation and helps LA Animal Services place more animals in permanent homes!
The Free Spay & Neuter Certificate is available for LA City residents and covers the full cost of a companion animal’s sterilization at participating veterinary hospitals, spay/neuter clinics and mobile spay/neuter clinics.
Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.