To help curb cat over-population, Found Animals Foundation will pay pet owners $5 for each cat brought in to be spayed or neutered in what its calling “bucks for balls.”
Residents in the San Fernando Valley (zip codes 91605, 91402 and 91405) can take cats to Spay Neuter Project Los Angeles (SNP LA). Residents in south Los Angeles (zip codes 90003 and 90037) can take cats to the Spay 4 LA mobile clinics. Although there is no limit to the number of cats residents can bring, appointments are necessary to receive the $5 reward. The length of the promotion will be based on community engagement.
A single pair of unsterilized cats and their kittens can produce anywhere from 100 to 5,000 kittens. Roughly 87,000 cats enter Los Angeles area shelters yearly and 65,000 of them (about 75%) are ultimately euthanized.
San Fernando Valley residents may reach SNP LA at (310) 574-5555. South Los Angeles residents may contact Spay 4 LA at 1-888-SPAY-4-LA (772-9452). More detailed information about the program is available at Found Animals.