Council Member to Team Up With PETA to Help ‘Fix’ L.A.

Fueled by Coffee and Doughnuts, Volunteers to Go Door to Door to Help Locals Comply With Spay/Neuter Law

For Immediate Release:
July 26, 2019

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – PETA’s “Let’s Fix L.A.” volunteers, including a giant costumed “dog” and “cat,” will join Council Member Curren D. Price Jr. on Saturday morning for a special info session in South L.A. about the city’s spay/neuter law, which requires residents to have their dogs and cats who are 4 months of age or older “fixed” in order to combat the overpopulation crisis that results in animal homelessness.

When:    Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.

Where:    James E. Slauson Recreation Center’s soccer field, 5306 Compton Ave., Los Angeles

After a breakfast of coffee and vegan doughnuts, Price will lead the volunteers as they walk around the neighborhoods providing information about convenient, low-cost spay/neuter services. They’ll also share facts on the health benefits of spaying and neutering, including eliminating the risk of developing ovarian and other types of cancer and helping to stop animals from wandering in search of mates.

“With cat and kitten intake up 20% in Los Angeles this year, it’s critical that residents take advantage of the low-cost and free spay/neuter programs that abound in our city,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA is eager to help our neighbors in South L.A. and across the city combat the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis by having their dogs and cats ‘fixed,’ thereby reducing the number of unwanted animals living on the streets and turned in to shelters.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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