WELCOME TO SNP LA

As the largest nonprofit spay and neuter animal welfare organization in California, our vision is to ensure that spay, neuter and veterinary wellness services are affordable and accessible to all pet owners in the Los Angeles area and to create an environment in which animal shelters no longer rely on euthanizing animals as a way of controlling pet population. SNP LA has spayed and neutered over 100,000 cats and dogs — preventing millions of animals from being born into homelessness.

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Things to Consider


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Has your pet been spayed/neutered?


Schedule your appointment today by calling 310-574-5555! Spaying or neutering your pet will prolong their life and will make for a better pet. It's also the law in Los Angeles that all cats and dogs need to be spayed or neutered. Visit our BLOG to get more information.

Is spaying/neutering safe?


Yes! Surgery for spaying and neutering is safe for your pet. The risks of NOT spaying or neutering far outweigh any risk of anesthesia. While our prices are low, we offer exceptionally high-quality care. Your pet’s wellbeing is our top priority. If you want to find out more about the benefits of spaying and neutering click here.

Are your pet's vaccinations up to date?


Come see us at any of our vaccine clinics. We can also perform vaccines at the time of surgery. If you have specific questions about what vaccines your pet needs, we will be able to answer those questions at the clinic or you can read our vaccine blogs.

Where is the nearest SNP LA location?


We offer our programs at three locations: San Pedro (adjacent to the Harbor Animal Shelter off of 110 freeway); Van Nuys (adjacent to the East Valley Animal Shelter off of 405 and 101 freeways); and Pico Rivera (off of 605 and 5 freeways). Visit our locations page for additional information.

How much will it cost?


SNP LA offers highly subsidized surgeries to low income communities in Los Angeles. Additionally, we offer free and discounted spay/neuter surgery for those residents living in specific zip codes and through our partnership with the City and County of Los Angeles and private animal welfare organizations that provide vouchers for free and discounted spay/neuter. Please see our price list here.

Have you made an appointment?


Make an appointment today by calling 310-574-5555! We require appointments for all of our surgeries - we will not be able to take your pet for surgery unless you have made an appointment. Our Low Cost Vaccine Clinics are available on walk-in basis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all of our locations on the days that we are open.

Do you provide other services at your clinic?


Yes, we do! We offer vaccinations, flea/tick/earmite treatments, deworming, microchips, nail trims, blood panels, and pre-anesthetic blood tests (highly recommended for pets over six years old). If your pet requires medical attention unrelated to spay/neuter, our Wellness Clinic at our Pico Rivera location is open Sunday - Tuesday. If your pet needs medical attention, please make an appointment today by calling 310-574-5555.

Locations


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Blog

  • 14 Days: Tips for helping your pet heal after spay/neuter surgery by Dr. Katie Marrie

    Yes, we know fourteen days is a VERY long time to… keep your puppy or kitten restricted, not give them a bath, check their incision site twice a day, and keep on that Elizabethan collar! We just wanted to let you know that there is method to our madness (and demands).

  • What should my pet's incision look like after his or her neuter or spay surgery?

    Here are some photos of what your pet's incision will look like after his or her neuter or spay surgery.

    cat spay

    puppy neuter

    dog neuter

  • BLAND DIET and TEMPTING YOUR PET TO EAT by Dr. Katie Marrie, DVM

    Some of our patients may experience a mild upset stomach after their spay & neuter surgeries. This occurs for a variety of reasons including stress, anesthesia, or a reaction to their pain medicine.  When your pet is experiencing an upset stomach he/she may not feel like eating, but it is extremely important to encourage him/her to eat.  You should never let your pet go more than 24 hours without eating.

  • Why should I spay or neuter my pet? There are numerous reasons to spay or neuter your pet. Many include health reasons and your pet being a better companion animal. The following will break down the benefits for each species and gender.
  • Bordetella Vaccine Dr. Katie explains why dogs should receive this vaccine if they are exposed to high-risk areas such as boarding, grooming, dog parks, and any other situation where they are interacting with unknown dogs.
  • Press Release: Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries At SNP LA SNP LA will provide free spay and neuter surgeries for select pet owners this summer thanks to generous grant funding awarded by Best Friends Animal Society, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (JDHF) and PetSmart Charities.

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Events


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Join us for our 2nd Annual SNP Ball and Awards on Saturday, September 27, 2014, honoring Theresa Sardisco, Founder of Pedro Pet Pals and Karn Myers and Mark Dodge, Founders of FixNation.
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