The Sam Simon Foundation offers
a free spay/neuter mobile clinic and surgeries by appointment only.
Call 888-364-7729 for a surgical appointment. Complete the spay/neuter request
Spay-4-LA offers free spay/neuter to qualifying residents of Los Angeles, as well as low cost vaccines, microchips and flea control.
PAWS/LA provides subsidized veterinary care, grooming assistance, transportation, food/supplies and temporary foster care to those over the age of 65 or who are HIV positive.
Animal Health Foundation provides up to $500 for qualifying urgent medical procedures. Requests must be made by a veterinarian at the client’s request.
The Pet Fund provides funds for preventative care (spay/neuter, vaccination), urgent and emergency care. You must call first and then complete the online application.
Affordable Vet Referral Service helps pet guardians find lower cost surgery options for pets. There is a $35 referral service fee.
Additional Resources: compiled by The Sam Simon Foundation.
For lost or impounded pets, visit the Santa Monica or West Los Angeles shelters. There are fees for redeeming your pet.
Call the shelter for more information.
PHONE 888-4LAPET1 (888-452-7381)
LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS
The LA County Department of Public Social Services provides food stamps benefits, welfare assistance and
Medi-Cal health insurance, among other services.
St. Joseph Center provides case management, assistance in finding permanent housing, substance abuse
programs, mental health programs, showers, laundry and meals.
Venice Family Clinic provides primary care, specialty care, medication and mental health services, among others
to low income and homeless individuals.
To be assessed for an appointment, walk in visits are available Monday-Friday starting at 8:30 AM.
Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Safe Place for Youth provides homeless 12-25 year-olds services including meals,
first aid, hygiene products, clothes, medical referrals, counseling, case management, condoms, pet food, phones,
Internet access, bus tokens and ID/birth certificates assistance.