Lucy Pet Foundation Comes to Sunland

by Dana Stangel

The Lucy Pet Foundation specializes in free spay/ neuter, microchip, and shots for low income and senior citizens. The grant allowed the group to hold a Spay & Neuter clinic along with low cost vaccinations for the community last Monday at the Century 21 Crest parking lot.

If you have proof of low income it’s free, otherwise it’s $100 for dogs and $60 for cats. Homeless people should call Pattee Colvin of “Make It Happen” or Dana Stangel, and they will certify the voucher for you.

Joey Herrick, founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation, has devoted many years to promoting the adoption of rescue pets. As the creator and former president of Natural Balance Pet Foods, Herrick has redirected much of success to creating the Lucy Pet Foundation whose centerpiece has been the Mobile Spay & Neuter vans

Dr. Karen Halligan, a graduate of U.C Davis Veterinary School, is the Chief Veterinary Officer for The Lucy Pet Foundation. Speaking about the grant, he said. “We are grateful and excited about our partnership with Los Angeles Animal Services and look forward to performing our goal of 10,000 spay and neuter procedures throughout the city in the next two years. We are committed to stopping the excessive influx of animals going into shelters.”

If enough people call in to take advantage of the service, more clinics will be held here in Sunland-Tujunga. The next scheduled event is on Monday, March 21 in the Century 21 parking lot.

For further information on upcoming scheduled dates and locations for the L.A. Animal Services/ Lucy Pet Foundation’s mobile spay and neuter clinics, please visit the Web site,

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