VAN NUYS, CA — In an effort to curb cat over population, Found Animals Foundation will pay pet owners $5 for each cat brought in to be spayed or neutered. This progressive campaign, ‘Cash For Cats,’ promotes feline spay/ neuter while also being the first ever program in Los Angeles County to reward participants in this unique and innovative “bucks for balls” approach. Residents in the San Fernando Valley can bring cats to Spay Neuter Project Los Angeles (SNP LA) at 14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys CA 91405. 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. “Found Animals Foundation is taking spay/neuter efforts in Los Angeles to a completely new level, going from supporting lowcost and free surgeries to providing a small monetary gain,” said Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals Foundation. “We hope residents will take advantage of this reward program that will yield an even bigger reward to the community: helping to curb the numbers of homeless cats in Los Angeles.” A single pair of unsterilized cats and their kittens can produce anywhere from 100 to 5,000 kittens. Roughly 87,000 cats enter LA area shelters yearly and 65,000 are ultimately euthanized. That’s a euthanasia rate of 75 percent. For more information, call SNP LA at (310) 574-5555 or visit www.foundanimals. org/cash-for-cats.