Free or Discounted Spay/Neuter Surgeries Offered Tuesday in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Many pet owners throughout Los Angeles can get their animals spayed or neutered for free today in connection with World Spay Day.

Los Angeles Animal Services is offering free spay/neuter vouchers to qualified city residents who complete an application online, or pick one up by appointment at any of the city's six shelters. Those who complete the online application will get their free or spay/neuter vouchers emailed to them.

The vouchers cover the full cost of a companion animal's sterilization at participating veterinary hospitals, spay/neuter clinics and mobile spay/neuter clinics.

Discount vouchers are also available for all Los Angeles residents. Each household is eligible for discounts for up to three dogs and three cats. Feral cats and stray dogs do not qualify for the program.

The free and discounted vouchers can be found

“There are many health benefits in spaying and neutering your pet,'' said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services general manager. “Spaying and neutering your animal companion prevents unwanted litters, discourages roaming, so your pets are less likely to escape your home or yard, and most importantly, it lowers certain cancers, including testicular cancer in male dogs, and pyometra in female dogs, which can be fatal.''

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