Los Angeles’ Dept. of Animal Care and Control Observes World Spay Day 2018

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WORLD Spay Day is a globally observed day of action to promote awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to reduce pet overpopulation.

This day was originally created as Spay Day USA in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League. Since then, veterinary and animal welfare professionals, advocates, organizations, and communities have adopted this day to join forces to remind people that spay/neuter is the most effective and humane means of decreasing the number of homeless animals in our communities.

The entire month of February is observed as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and this year World Spay Day will be observed on February 27, 2018.

In unity with our colleagues in the animal welfare industry, the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is actively observing World Spay Day 2018 by encouraging all pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

The DACC is also offering an enhanced low-cost voucher program for disabled military veterans, senior citizens, and low-income residents, increasing the voucher value from $50 to $75 to offset the cost of pet alterations.

In addition, the Department is partnering with mobile veterinary providers to conduct free spay and neuter for dogs and cats in areas identified with the most need for service. For more information please visit our website at

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