LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City officials announced today that Los Angeles residents can get their cats spayed or neutered free of charge during the month of May.
The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services will provide free vouchers for use at a participating veterinary hospital to all residents, regardless of income level, from May 1 to May 31.
The offer is meant to ease the burden on the city's six animal shelters, which typically deal with 8,000 to 9,000 kittens or cats each year. The spring breeding season is the busiest time of year, and LAAS officials said they're already seeing an increase in cat impounds citywide.
Eligible residents must be at least 18 years of age. Each household is eligible for certificates for up to three cats. The free surgeries are for companion cats only, meaning that feral and stray animals are excluded.
The certificates must be redeemed within 10 days of issuance.To receive a certificate, visit www.LASPAYNEUTER.com, or walk in to your nearest LAAS shelter.