PETA Revs People Up to Help 'Fix' the Homeless-Animal Overpopulation Crisis
For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2019
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – As part of its “Let’s Fix L.A.” program, which focuses on stamping out companion animal homelessness through spay/neuter initiatives and adoption, PETA has placed ads on local bus benches that show a dog’s or a cat’s face and the words “Fix L.A.—Spay Today!” The ads include the website address for Los Angeles Animal Services’ online portal, where animal guardians can nab vouchers for discounted or free spay/neuter surgeries.
“For every dog or cat who gets the snip, countless others won’t be born into an inhospitable world already bursting at the seams with homeless companion animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA’s bus bench ads advise Los Angelenos that taking advantage of low-cost or even complimentary spay-and-neuter offers is absolutely the right way to go.”
Every year, tens of thousands of companion animals end up in shelters across Los Angeles and many are euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them all. And countless dogs and cats are abandoned on the streets, where they are often hit by cars, abused by cruel people, or attacked by other animals and are vulnerable to disease or starvation. The solution is prevention through spaying and neutering. Anyone who breeds or purchases dogs or cats instead of adopting them from animal shelters is contributing to the crisis and to speciesism (discrimination against and exploitation of “others”).
PETA’s past efforts to fix the city’s homeless-animal overpopulation crisis include urging city officials to improve Los Angeles Animal Services, creating celebrity campaigns and public service announcements, and holding a news conference with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Council Member for the 13th District Mitch O’Farrell. The group also provides Los Angelenos with information on getting their animals spayed or neutered affordably and conveniently at PETA.org/FixLA.
A complete list of PETA’s ad locations follows. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
‘Let’s Fix L.A.’ Ads
- Three benches near the Van Nuys Boulevard exit from the I-5 (in Pacoima)
- Two benches near the intersection of Van Nuys and Glenoaks boulevards (in Pacoima)
- Five benches near the intersection of Roscoe Boulevard and San Fernando Road (in Sun Valley)