Cat and Dog

Spay/Neuter Program.

An estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. Our mission is to end the suffering of innocent dogs and cats by reducing the number of unwanted births. To date START has funded over 9,000 Spay/Neuter surgeries and with your support, we continue to increase this number.    START helps fund Spay/Neuter programs for the Riverside Shelter, helping low income families “fix” their pets. Collectively, our goal is not only reduce the number of animals “in” the shelter system but more importantly, reduce the amount of animals “entering” the shelter system and prevent unnecessary killing due to lack of kennel space. We also fund Spay/Neuters for low income families in desert communities of Antelope Valley (Lancaster, Palmdale and Surrounding areas). Pets are treated by the Simi Valley Non-Profit Spay and Neuter Mobile Clinic.

Benefits of Spaying.

  • No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted to engage with females.

  • Less desire to roam.

  • Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle.

  • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.

Benefits of Neutering.

  • Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying
    and marking.

  • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents.

  • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and
    decreases incidence of prostate disease.

  • Reduces number of unwanted
    cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

  • Decreases aggressive behavior,
    including dog bites.

  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.