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SPAY NEUTER PROJECT OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES 2nd ANNUAL #StayIn2SavePets UN-EVENT

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(June 13, 2016)- Los Angeles, CA- The Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (better known as SNP LA) is excited to announce the 2nd Annual #StayIn2SavePets Un-Event. Last year’s first-ever Un-Event took over the internet with over 10,000 shares, raising over $50,000 for pets in need. So let’s do it again!

On June 25, 2016 SNP LA invites you to stay in with your best friend to raise funds to keep pets healthy and happy at home with their families.  Supporters can participate by sharing photos of a big night in with pets on social media with the tag  #StayIn2SavePets. When you donate to SNP LA’s Un-Event, your gift goes directly to help SNP LA provide affordable and accessible veterinary care for pets and families in need. With the support of donors, SNP LA has served over 150,000 dogs and cats at the three LA area based non-profit veterinary clinics and helped to cut in half the number of pets killed in city shelters.

This year’s Un-Event is sponsored by: Jackson Galaxy and Jackson Galaxy Foundation, Consumer Portfolio Services , AMO DENIM, Coalition for Pets,  Found Animals Foundation, Clint Patterson Realtor, PUSSY & POOCH PETHOUSE AND PAWBAR, Healthy Spot, Trader Joe’s, Lithographix and Meowdernica.

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For more information on SNP LA’s Un-Event, please contact: Zoey Knittel, SNP LA, 310.241.0738, zoey.knittel@snpla.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

2ND ANNUAL FREE CHIHUAHUA SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN LOS ANGELES

FUND MADE POSSIBLE BY THE ASPCA, CESAR MILLAN FOUNDATION

& SPAY NEUTER PROJECT OF LOS ANGELES (SNP LA)

 

Los Angeles (July 14, 2015) – Precious shivered as they removed her puppies one by one; this wasn’t the first time she’d experienced such a loss. But this time Precious was left alone in a cold cage at the animal shelter, her family in tears as they departed – never to return. Take a trip to any Los Angeles shelter and you’ll see hundreds of Chihuahuas like Precious: healthy, adoptable dogs from loving homes who were surrendered to a shelter when their families couldn’t afford to spay them, nor care for never-ending litters of pups. The greatest concentration of Chihuahuas in animal shelters coincides with the lowest income areas in Los Angeles. In these communities, the predominant reason families relinquish their pets to a shelter is a lack of access to affordable spay/neuter surgeries. To aid these families in keeping their pets healthy and happy at home and in an ongoing effort to reduce shelter intake and raise awareness within Los Angeles about this issue, the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles’ (SNP LA), 2nd Annual Cesar Millan Chihuahua Challenge is set to launch July 15, 2015. Made possible by grants from the ASPCA®(The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and The Cesar Millan Foundation, along with peer-to-peer raised funds, this special service fund will aim to provide 150 Los Angeles Chihuahua owners access to free spay/neuter services, animal behavior tips, special pet owner offers and discounts, and information about how to ‘spay it forward’ within their communities.

The three organizations will collectively provide $15,000 to this fund. The generous grant denominations of $5,000 from the ASPCA, $5,000 from the Cesar Millan Foundation, and a $5,000 rolling community match program by SNP LA will be distributed across SNP LA’s three permanent clinics in Pico Rivera, California, (9325 Slauson Avenue, Pico Rivera, CA 90660), San Pedro, California, (957 North Gaffey Street, San Pedro CA 90731) and Van Nuys, California, (14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405). With an average cost of over $100 per dog for spay/neuter services, the initiative, titled The 2nd Annual Cesar Millan Chihuahua Challenge is seeking contributions from private donors and worldwide dog lovers to keep the momentum going and generate continued funds.  All information on this new program is available in both English and Spanish to ensure the message is received throughout the community. Appointments can be made by calling (310)574-5555 – all operators are bilingual in English and Spanish.

“We are working to ensure every pet owner in Los Angeles who needs spay and neuter services has access to this safe and effective procedure,” commented SNP LA Medical Director Dr. Elaine Lukic, DVM.  “To have successfully cared for 150,000 pets since first opening in 2007, is a testament to the dedication of our staff and the continued advocacy for spay and neuter by partners like The ASPCA and Cesar Millan.”

“The ASPCA is committed to providing better outcomes for the animals of Los Angeles, and we are proud to contribute to this initiative that will provide critical services to the Los Angeles community,” said Jill Buckley, senior director of Community Initiatives for the ASPCA. “We share SNP LA’s goal to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Los Angeles animal shelters and we know that making spay/neuter services more widely available to the public is a crucial element of making that vision a reality.”

Cesar Millan, renowned animal behaviorist and star of the hit series Cesar 911, may be best associated by the Pit Bulls in his own pack; however, his Chihuahuas Coco and Taco are fan favorites. “My two Chihuahuas are solid members of my pack and I want to do all I can to support them as a breed and educate the community, particularly the Hispanic community, to do all that they can to create balance with their pets and help them live longer, healthier lives,” explained Cesar Millan.

Coco and Taco will be featured on special certificates signed by Cesar Millan, which will be presented to grant participants along with Millan’s tips for dog owners and a checklist for new adopters on responsible pet care.

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SNP LA

As the largest nonprofit spay and neuter animal welfare organization in California, the vision of SNP LA 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. By the end of 2015, SNP LA will reach the milestone of 150,000 spayed and neutered cats and dogs — preventing millions of animals from being born into homelessness. For more information, to book an appointment or to donate, please call (310) 574-5555 or visit http://www.snpla.org

Cesar Millan Foundation

For seven years, the mission of the Cesar Millan Foundation has been to create and deliver humane education programs, raise critical awareness for the importance of spay/neuter on a local and global scale, and to reduce the senseless killing of shelter animals at a rate of 9,000 a day in the US and hundreds of thousands worldwide. For more information, please visit http://millanfoundation.org

 

Media contact for SNP LA:

Zoey Knittel

Director of Development

(310) 241-0738

zoey.knittel@snpla.org