City of lake forest                                    Responsible Pet Ownership Program

Controlling Pet Overpopulation

Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can give your pet. In addition to helping control pet overpopulation, the procedure may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead a longer, healthier, happier life. The City has partnered with local veterinarians to offset the cost of the procedure. If your pet is not spayed or neutered, the City will provide a $50 voucher to complete the procedure at a participating clinic.

Participating clinics are:

El Toro Animal Hospital
23162 El Toro Frontage Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 837-5222

Foothill Animal Hospital
29040 Portola Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 380-1255

Click here to begin the process by filling out an online form.

For more information about the program, contact Program Manager Sharlyn De La Paz at 282-5215.

Spay & Neuter Facts

  • Spayed and neutered pets live longer and healthier lives.
  • Spayed and neutered pets are better, more affectionate companions.
  • Spaying or neutering does not affect a dog's instincts to protect its home and family.
  • Operations are simple and pets can sometimes go home the same day.
  • A number of vet clinics in Lake Forest offer low-cost spaying and neutering.
  • Spayed and neutered pets are eligible for discounted license fees.