ASPCA’s Los Angeles Initiative Reaches Key Milestone for Healthy Pets

June 26, 2018

We’re proud to announce that the ASPCA’s Community Medicine team in Los Angeles achieved an exciting milestone in our work on behalf of pets and people. As of June 19, 2018, we completed 50,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for animals in the L.A. area. We first opened our South Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Clinic in April 2014, and this is an important milestone that benefits pets and their human families in the community.


The ASPCA recognizes that accessible and affordable spay/neuter services are an important part of creating a healthy community for cats and dogs. That’s why the ASPCA provides subsidized spay/neuter services directly to underserved communities and pet families at our stationary clinic in South L.A. and two mobile clinics in L.A. County.

The lucky 50,000th patient was a two-year-old Rottweiler named Tatanka, who—at 121 pounds—is a very big and very good boy! Tatanka and his owner, Vianca, went home with some special ASPCA gifts for both of them.

Vianca and Tatanka

Stay tuned for more information on a Los Angeles Milestone Celebration coming this summer. All of our Los Angeles programs have reached critical milestones for animals, and we look forward to sharing more about how supporters impact animals and their families in Los Angeles and around the country.