Empowering pet owners and local communities to
reduce abandoned animal populations through spay
& neuter, pet retention & reclamation, and education.

We need your help. They need your love.

Spay & Neuter

Bark Avenue Foundation is tackling the pet overpopulation crisis through low-cost spay/neuter. The cost of fixing a pet is prohibitive for many pet owners resulting in accidental litters and animals surrendered to municipal shelters. Our goal is to make a significant impact on the  number of animals being abandoned and euthanized at our shelters.

BAF has launched its “Community Cares Spay/Neuter Program” in East LA with the goal of providing outreach, education, and low cost spay/neuter services in order to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia at Downey Animal Care Center. To date, this program has sterilized nearly 1,000 cats and dogs at no cost to their owners. 

If you live in Los Angeles County and you need help with spay/neuter, explore resources under “Get Help” on this site, or contact BAF at info@barkavenuefoundation.org.


Spay/Neuter Program Launch in Bakersfield Serves Neediest Pets

On January 16th, the BAF Team was so proud to partner with Bakersfield Animal Care Center & Wings of Rescue on a free spay/neuter event for pets belonging to homeless and low-income individuals and families. The clinic was made possible by a generous grant from the St. Hubert’s An …Continue Reading →

Update: In Memory of Jasper

Jasper, like so many dogs in Los Angeles ended up at the shelter several months ago. Despite being a loving boy who was constantly networked by Amy Klein at Bark Avenue Foundation, Jasper’s light began to fade. He became increasingly depressed, and his body began to fail. After refusi …Continue Reading →

“Fix’n LA” event offers free spay & neuter to 100 pets

Bark Avenue Foundation (BAF) and ShelterMe hosted “Fix’n LA” on Friday, February 19, 2016, as part of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The goal of this community event was to spay and neuter over 100 cats and dogs, and help raise awareness for the free and low-cost animal care services av …Continue Reading →

Spay and Neuter Clinic

It was hot at our Spay and Neuter clinic but that didn’t stop responsible pet owners from doing the right thing! …Continue Reading →

A boxful of love

Young animal lover saves 12 kittens At last week’s Spay/Neuter clinic, a teenage girl named Anna showed up with literally a shopping cart full of kittens.  There were about 12 kittens, in crates that she borrowed from a local groomer.  The kittens were found under her neighbors  …Continue Reading →

Spay/Neuter clinic in Compton helps 150 pets

Bark Avenue Foundation is so blessed to have the most amazing organizations that selflessly helps make these clinics possible. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to save so many lives and help so many members of our community. Thank you all so very much. It takes a villa …Continue Reading →

Expanding Spay/Neuter Services in East Los Angeles

Services now available to residents of East LA, Boyle Heights, and Montecito Heights. Bark Avenue Foundation has been working in and with the community of East LA since 2013 to deliver low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, and resources to pets of families living in zip code 90063. Now, …Continue Reading →

World Spay Day Event, February 20th

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the month also hosts World Spay Day. Every cat or dog who is sterilized prevents dozens of unwanted pets. To mark the occasion, Bark Avenue Foundation delivered a special World Spay Day event that sterilized 67 pets while vaccinating and fee …Continue Reading →

1,000 spay/neuter surgeries for East LA Pet Owners

Bark Avenue Foundation has completed over 1,000 surgeries for pets living in East Los Angeles! Bark Avenue Foundation has been diligently working to reduce the pet overpopulation problem in Los Angeles, specifically targeting the East Los Angeles 90063 neighborhood. Since 2013 we have …Continue Reading →

Wow!! 330 Surgeries this Summer!

August 1, 2014 Summer (June, July, August) is known as puppy and kitten season — for those of us involved in animal rescue, it is a heartbreaking time of year. While puppies and kittens flood the shelters, the older animals get overlooked and put to sleep. The euthanasia numbers skyro …Continue Reading →