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Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, Inc.

Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, Inc.

Mission Statement

We believe that veterinary care should be affordable and accessible. We believe that no animal should be surrendered to a shelter to be euthanized because their owner can’t afford needed veterinary care. The Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNPLA) is Southern California’s largest non-profit veterinary organization providing indispensable pet care services throughout Los Angeles’ most underserved communities.

We operate three low cost, high volume spay/neuter and community animal medicine clinics in South Los Angeles, San Pedro and Mission Hills, run a mobile clinic that travels throughout Los Angeles County, and manage one of the largest neonatal kitten lifesaving programs in Los Angeles. In our 15-year history, the SNPLA veterinarian staff have performed over 265,000 spay/neuter surgeries – preventing the birth of millions of puppies and kittens into homelessness. Our community animal medicine veterinary programs reach over 32,000 pets annually and our Kitten Lifesaving Project rescues nearly 1,000 orphaned kittens every year.
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Why Donate Crypto to Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, Inc.?

SNPLA’s vision is to ensure that veterinary services are affordable and accessible to all pet owners, creating an environment where animal shelters no longer euthanize adoptable animals. Your crypto donations directly support SNPLA’s comprehensive approach to animal welfare and advocacy. Your funds make the following programs and subsequent life-saving benefits possible:

1) Provide High Volume Spay/Neuter Services to Reduce Shelter Intake and Euthanasia
Los Angeles shelters are unable to care for animals for an extended period due to overcrowding and cost, resulting in euthanasia of healthy animals. Tragically, within a one-year span, 24,459 cats and dogs were euthanized by LA area shelters (Source: LA Animal Services & LA County Animal Care and Control Data FY19). For decades, spay and neuter has been acknowledged as the single most cost effective way to decrease the number of pets entering and being euthanized within the shelter system. SNPLA performed 21,875 spay and neuter surgeries in 2021.

2) Improve Pet Behavior to Reduce Shelter Intake
An important, yet often overlooked, benefit of spay and neuter is that it significantly reduces undesirable pet behaviors. Unspayed and unneutered pets are much more likely to exhibit undesirable behaviors (such as biting) which are a leading cause of shelter relinquishments. Intact animals constitute 40% of the pet population nationwide while 80% of the adult animals that enter shelters are not spayed or neutered. (Source: U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook by the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2019)

3) Provide Efficient, High Quality Veterinary Services
An animal’s well-being is our top priority, with our critical strategic focus to always provide exceptionally high-quality services at extremely affordable prices. To continually keep costs low for our clients, our clinics perform a high-volume of surgeries each day in strategically designed surgical centers that maximize the physical space to support our work processes for highly efficient operations. This efficiency results in the successful completion, on average, of 1,780 surgeries per month throughout our three clinics.

4) Train a Community of High Quality High Volume Community Medicine Surgeons
To meet the growing demand for accessible veterinary care, more veterinarians need to be trained in the specific skillsets of this field. We are excited to offer a unique Veterinary Training Project to introduce veterinary professionals to the principles and methods of High Quality High Volume Spay/Neuter (HQHVSN) surgical and clinical techniques. This RACE-approved program allows volunteer vets the opportunity for hands on training in a one-on-one setting with our experienced staff, preparing them to seek out professional opportunities in HQHVSN surgery, non-profit veterinary community medicine, animal shelter medicine and animal welfare.

5) Provide Affordable Services for Low Income Pet Owners
Cost is the key barrier for pet guardians to get their pets spayed or neutered. The cost of spay/neuter surgeries offered by Los Angeles private practice veterinarians can range between $300-$800. SNPLA charges an average of $98 per subsidized surgery, approximately 82% less than the fee a private veterinarian would charge. We do not charge additional fees for pregnant pets or those in heat at the time of spay surgery; this is often an immense relief to pet guardians during what can be a desperate predicament. The well-being of ALL animals is our priority, regardless of the economic status of their owners/guardians, therefore we provide free spay/neuter surgery for low-income individuals and accept LA City and County vouchers for reduced cost and free spay/neuter surgeries.

6) Promote Animal Wellness for all Socio-Economic Groups
Keeping the total wellness of animals as a priority, SNPLA is working to ensure that no animal suffers from lack of needed medical care due to financial constraints. Spay/neuter significantly reduces health risks and prevents potentially fatal illnesses, such as pyometra, mammary, uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. Additionally, through our low cost Community Animal Medicine Project (CAMP), our veterinarians treat a wide range of health problems, such as infections, allergies, and dental hygiene at highly reduced rates. Our low cost Mobile Vaccination Project offers deeply discounted vaccinations, microchips, flea prevention, parasite treatment, and nail trims. Transportation is a prominent barrier for many low-income individuals seeking to access subsidized services. To meet this need, SNPLA’s low cost Mobile Vaccination Project brings preventative medicine directly into these communities and is an essential component to our mission of promoting accessible veterinary services for all. In 2021, SNPLA provided accessible, affordable community medicine services to 4,376 cats and dogs, administered 71,141 vaccines, inserted 11,184 microchips, and performed 1,000s of quality of life and lifesaving surgeries. Advocate on Behalf of Animals The staff at our Mobile Vaccination Project are in a unique position to interact directly with pet owners out in the community and to help educate the public about the benefits of spay/neuter, as both a medical and social best practice. Many of the pets we see at our mobile clinics, have never been seen by a veterinarian before and, sadly, many need medical care for serious and at times life-threatening conditions. SNPLA’s staff members help to facilitate follow-up appointments at our stationary clinics and provide information on financial aid. They also educate pet owners on the importance of providing continued health and preventive care for the lifetime of their pet.

7) Promote Improved Pet Owner Health and Well-Being
SNPLA understands that pet ownership provides a wide range of medical benefits, including relieving stress, increasing physical activity, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing survival rates from cardiac arrest, and lowering allergy rates among children. Additionally, the companionship that a pet provides benefits the mental health of owners by promoting a feeling of well-being. Caring for an animal provides purpose and fulfillment and lessens feelings of loneliness and depression, enhancing the quality of life for all age groups.

8) Save Orphaned Kittens from Shelter Euthanasia Neonatal kittens are the single most at-risk group of animals who enter shelters nationwide. These delicate babies require intensive, round-the-clock attention and specialized care to survive to an adoptable age. Since the 2016 launch of SNPLA’s Kitten Lifesaving Project, we have rescued 6,000 kittens. Reduce Taxpayer Costs U.S. taxpayers pay an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, euthanize, and dispose of homeless animals (Source: Coalition for Pets & Public Safety 2020). Cities within Los Angeles County spend on average, $20 per day, per animal housed in a shelter (Source: Los Angeles Daily News 2020). SNPLA has a moral obligation to prevent needless euthanasia. We know that investing in spay/neuter is the fiscally responsible response to pet homelessness, saving the City of Los Angeles hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

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Website: https://snpla.org/

TAX ID: 20-8542566

Organization Type USA: 501(c)3

Location: USA

Cryptocurrency Accepted

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Mission Statement

We believe that veterinary care should be affordable and accessible. We believe that no animal should be surrendered to a shelter to be euthanized because their owner can’t afford needed veterinary care. The Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNPLA) is Southern California’s largest non-profit veterinary organization providing indispensable pet care services throughout Los Angeles’ most underserved communities.

We operate three low cost, high volume spay/neuter and community animal medicine clinics in South Los Angeles, San Pedro and Mission Hills, run a mobile clinic that travels throughout Los Angeles County, and manage one of the largest neonatal kitten lifesaving programs in Los Angeles. In our 15-year history, the SNPLA veterinarian staff have performed over 265,000 spay/neuter surgeries – preventing the birth of millions of puppies and kittens into homelessness. Our community animal medicine veterinary programs reach over 32,000 pets annually and our Kitten Lifesaving Project rescues nearly 1,000 orphaned kittens every year.
.

Why Donate Crypto to Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, Inc.?

SNPLA’s vision is to ensure that veterinary services are affordable and accessible to all pet owners, creating an environment where animal shelters no longer euthanize adoptable animals. Your crypto donations directly support SNPLA’s comprehensive approach to animal welfare and advocacy. Your funds make the following programs and subsequent life-saving benefits possible:

1) Provide High Volume Spay/Neuter Services to Reduce Shelter Intake and Euthanasia
Los Angeles shelters are unable to care for animals for an extended period due to overcrowding and cost, resulting in euthanasia of healthy animals. Tragically, within a one-year span, 24,459 cats and dogs were euthanized by LA area shelters (Source: LA Animal Services & LA County Animal Care and Control Data FY19). For decades, spay and neuter has been acknowledged as the single most cost effective way to decrease the number of pets entering and being euthanized within the shelter system. SNPLA performed 21,875 spay and neuter surgeries in 2021.

2) Improve Pet Behavior to Reduce Shelter Intake
An important, yet often overlooked, benefit of spay and neuter is that it significantly reduces undesirable pet behaviors. Unspayed and unneutered pets are much more likely to exhibit undesirable behaviors (such as biting) which are a leading cause of shelter relinquishments. Intact animals constitute 40% of the pet population nationwide while 80% of the adult animals that enter shelters are not spayed or neutered. (Source: U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook by the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2019)

3) Provide Efficient, High Quality Veterinary Services
An animal’s well-being is our top priority, with our critical strategic focus to always provide exceptionally high-quality services at extremely affordable prices. To continually keep costs low for our clients, our clinics perform a high-volume of surgeries each day in strategically designed surgical centers that maximize the physical space to support our work processes for highly efficient operations. This efficiency results in the successful completion, on average, of 1,780 surgeries per month throughout our three clinics.

4) Train a Community of High Quality High Volume Community Medicine Surgeons
To meet the growing demand for accessible veterinary care, more veterinarians need to be trained in the specific skillsets of this field. We are excited to offer a unique Veterinary Training Project to introduce veterinary professionals to the principles and methods of High Quality High Volume Spay/Neuter (HQHVSN) surgical and clinical techniques. This RACE-approved program allows volunteer vets the opportunity for hands on training in a one-on-one setting with our experienced staff, preparing them to seek out professional opportunities in HQHVSN surgery, non-profit veterinary community medicine, animal shelter medicine and animal welfare.

5) Provide Affordable Services for Low Income Pet Owners
Cost is the key barrier for pet guardians to get their pets spayed or neutered. The cost of spay/neuter surgeries offered by Los Angeles private practice veterinarians can range between $300-$800. SNPLA charges an average of $98 per subsidized surgery, approximately 82% less than the fee a private veterinarian would charge. We do not charge additional fees for pregnant pets or those in heat at the time of spay surgery; this is often an immense relief to pet guardians during what can be a desperate predicament. The well-being of ALL animals is our priority, regardless of the economic status of their owners/guardians, therefore we provide free spay/neuter surgery for low-income individuals and accept LA City and County vouchers for reduced cost and free spay/neuter surgeries.

6) Promote Animal Wellness for all Socio-Economic Groups
Keeping the total wellness of animals as a priority, SNPLA is working to ensure that no animal suffers from lack of needed medical care due to financial constraints. Spay/neuter significantly reduces health risks and prevents potentially fatal illnesses, such as pyometra, mammary, uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. Additionally, through our low cost Community Animal Medicine Project (CAMP), our veterinarians treat a wide range of health problems, such as infections, allergies, and dental hygiene at highly reduced rates. Our low cost Mobile Vaccination Project offers deeply discounted vaccinations, microchips, flea prevention, parasite treatment, and nail trims. Transportation is a prominent barrier for many low-income individuals seeking to access subsidized services. To meet this need, SNPLA’s low cost Mobile Vaccination Project brings preventative medicine directly into these communities and is an essential component to our mission of promoting accessible veterinary services for all. In 2021, SNPLA provided accessible, affordable community medicine services to 4,376 cats and dogs, administered 71,141 vaccines, inserted 11,184 microchips, and performed 1,000s of quality of life and lifesaving surgeries. Advocate on Behalf of Animals The staff at our Mobile Vaccination Project are in a unique position to interact directly with pet owners out in the community and to help educate the public about the benefits of spay/neuter, as both a medical and social best practice. Many of the pets we see at our mobile clinics, have never been seen by a veterinarian before and, sadly, many need medical care for serious and at times life-threatening conditions. SNPLA’s staff members help to facilitate follow-up appointments at our stationary clinics and provide information on financial aid. They also educate pet owners on the importance of providing continued health and preventive care for the lifetime of their pet.

7) Promote Improved Pet Owner Health and Well-Being
SNPLA understands that pet ownership provides a wide range of medical benefits, including relieving stress, increasing physical activity, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing survival rates from cardiac arrest, and lowering allergy rates among children. Additionally, the companionship that a pet provides benefits the mental health of owners by promoting a feeling of well-being. Caring for an animal provides purpose and fulfillment and lessens feelings of loneliness and depression, enhancing the quality of life for all age groups.

8) Save Orphaned Kittens from Shelter Euthanasia Neonatal kittens are the single most at-risk group of animals who enter shelters nationwide. These delicate babies require intensive, round-the-clock attention and specialized care to survive to an adoptable age. Since the 2016 launch of SNPLA’s Kitten Lifesaving Project, we have rescued 6,000 kittens. Reduce Taxpayer Costs U.S. taxpayers pay an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, euthanize, and dispose of homeless animals (Source: Coalition for Pets & Public Safety 2020). Cities within Los Angeles County spend on average, $20 per day, per animal housed in a shelter (Source: Los Angeles Daily News 2020). SNPLA has a moral obligation to prevent needless euthanasia. We know that investing in spay/neuter is the fiscally responsible response to pet homelessness, saving the City of Los Angeles hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

Save on your Taxes by Donating Crypto

Why Donate Crypto Directly? Taxes!

There’s a reason high net worth individuals tend to donate property instead of cash. Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money.

The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%.

If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.

Website: https://snpla.org/

TAX ID: 20-8542566

Organization Type USA: 501(c)3

Location: USA

Cryptocurrency Accepted

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Donate on Organization’s Website

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