Stopping litters and slowing pet population growth will provide shelter animals a better chance for adoption and will reduce the euthanasia rate.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (JDHF) has expanded its spay/neuter Ray of Hope Program by generously extending funds to the Spay4LA mobile clinic for an additional weekend of surgeries. Residents of Baldwin Park (zip code 91706) and El Monte (zip codes 91731, 91732 and 91733) can take advantage of these free services for both cats and dogs.
The last weekend for the free surgeries, sponsored by the JDHF, at the Spay4LA mobile clinic, will take place this Saturday, May 19th, by appointment only. The Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNP LA) will continue to offer these free surgeries to residents of Baldwin Park and El
Monte while supplies last. SNP LA has locations in Pico Rivera, San Pedro and Van Nuys.
“Our goal is to make spay/neuter services more affordable and accessible to pet owners who might not otherwise be able to sterilize their pets,” said Noel Jackson, SNP LA Director of Operations. “Through the grant funds provided by JDHF and through the Ray of Hope Program, we are able to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats and take steps toward solving our homeless-pet, overpopulation problem.”
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded by animal advocate and Emmy Award winning actress, Katherine Heigl and her mother Nancy Heigl to improve the plight of pets through a variety of programs such as spay/neuter surgeries, assisting rescue organizations and transporting shelter animals to reputable destinations where great pets find great homes.
Katherine Heigl is passionate about pets and savvy to the difficult challenges faced by municipal animal shelters. Katherine stated, “Stopping litters and slowing pet population growth will provide shelter animals a better chance for adoption and will reduce the euthanasia rate.”
For appointments at the Spay4LA mobile clinic, residents may call 1-888-772-9452 or for appointments at one of three SNP LA locations pet owners may call (818) 755-6045 or (310) 574-5555. Detailed information on zip codes, requirements and additional spay neuter opportunities may be found by visiting http://www.jasonheiglfoundation.org, http://www.snpla.org or http://www.1888spay4la.org.
ABOUT THE JASON DEBUS HEIGL FOUNDATION
Katherine Heigl and her mother, Nancy Heigl, founded the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to improve the plight of pets through a variety of programs, such as funding spay/neuter initiatives and assisting rescue organizations. Katherine and Nancy are convinced that spaying and neutering saves lives and stops litters – litters that too often end up at public shelters and are subsequently killed due to a lack of adopters and lack of space. The Foundation is focused on "fixing" the problem. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $2.5 million towards saving the lives of many deserving pets and educating the public in the process.
Spay4LA is a mobile spay and neuter clinic which is co-operated by the Coalition for Pets and Public Safety and the Found Animals Foundation. The primary objective of the mobile clinic is to provide as many spay/neuter procedures at little to no-cost to under serviced communities in South Los Angeles. For more information, to book an appointment, or to donate please call 1-(888) SPAY-4-LA or visit http://www.1888spay4la.org.
About Spay Neuter Project Los Angeles
SNP LA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to substantially reduce animal shelter intake and euthanasia by providing high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services to underserved residents of the Los Angeles metro area. SNP LA currently operates three spay neuter clinics in Pico Rivera, San Pedro and Van Nuys. SNP LA relies on the generous support of donors to provide services to low income clients at subsidized prices. For more information, to book an appointment, or to donate please call (310)574-5755 or visit http://www.SNPLA.org