Fixing a Feline for Free

Actors and Others for Animals offering program for free cat sterilizations in support of Spay Day.

Posted: February 24, 2010, 3 a.m. EST

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Actors and Others for Animals, a Los Angeles-based animal welfare organization, is offering a special program to sterilize 400 cats in Los Angeles County free of charge in support of Spay Day.

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Spay Day is an annual campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering their pets and feral cats.

Running through March 9, Los Angeles County residents may register online at the website of Actors and Others for Animals to receive a voucher for a free spay or neuter for their pet cats. Surgeries must be completed by April 20, and there is a limit of three vouchers per household.

The program is sponsored by the Petco Foundation and a grant from the California Community Foundation.

The spay/neuter vouchers are redeemable at 10 participating veterinary clinics:

  • Animal Clinic of La Mirada
  • Clinico/San Pedro
  • Crenshaw Dog and Cat Hospital
  • Fix Nation
  • Gateway Animal Hospital
  • Golden State Humane Long Beach
  • Lynwood Animal Hospital
  • PDI-Pet Doctors of Industry
  • Spay and Neuter Clinic of Simi Valley
  •  Valley Vet Hospital/San Gabriel


“We firmly believe that the only way to solve the pet overpopulation problem and end the killing of so many unwanted animals is through spay and neuter,”says JoAnne Worley, the president of Actors and Others for Animals.

In the past 10 years, the group has facilitated the sterilization of more than 125,000 companion animals.

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Liisa    Studio City, CA

7/28/2010 10:12:32 AM

It's a wonderful idea....but I had a HUGE issue with the woman running it.
I filled out my form but the vouchers never came in the mail.
Months have gone by, but that's not the worst of it.

Yesterday I got a harried sounding message from them telling me to call them back.
I called and left a message.

This morning starting at 8 AM (NOT business hours in my book) I get 5 calls in a row and then one really hostile voicemail bordering on threatening.
(Why she's this out of sorts I have no idea- her message is very pissed off about paperwork getting finished)
I call at 9:30 AM, still not business hours for some.
I hear, not " hello, fix-a-feline, can I help you?" I hear, "ARE YOU SPAYING A DOG OR CAT!?"
I say my name and she instantly starts a barrage of chatter at me and I can't get a word in edgewise.
Nasty, accusatory, talking over me, condescending.
I'm stunned.
I finally raise my voice to tell her my phone had been stolen and she just talks over me still going on hostily and with great annoyance that I didn't pick up at 8 am.

I told her, as she was talking over me, that she was talking over and and that wasn't okay.
She didnt' stop for breath.
I told her in mid stream that I just thought that she was too hostile and that perhaps this wasn't the best place to get my cat fixed.

Who knows if she heard me over her own voice.

I hung up on her tirade of vitriol.

I don't know anyone who's used this service.
I've written a letter to Actors for Animals and asked for an apology from this woman.
No one needs to be treated this way.

I'll search for a no kill shelter who helps animals get fixed.

Just...wow...and Ugh.

Evelyn    Beamsville, ON

3/6/2010 10:42:32 AM

This is great.

M    O, KS

2/24/2010 10:27:51 PM

FINALLY I CAN LEAVE A COMMENT. THE COMMENT BOX WOULDN'T COME UP YESTERDAY NO MATTER WHAT I TRIED TO DO. SO LOST OUT ON POINTS.

THIS IS GREAT ON FREE SRAY.

Marie Elizabeth    Staten Island, NY

2/24/2010 9:43:31 PM

Wonderful to say the least!!!

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