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The ASPCA Commits $25 Million to Help Los Angeles’ Animals

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
LA Spay/Neuter Clinic opening ceremony

 
We’re excited to announce today that the ASPCA has dedicated $25 million to assist animals in need in Los Angeles, California in a multi-year effort. Like many communities, Los Angeles faces immense challenges related to homeless animals—roughly half of the animals that enter L.A. area shelters do not find homes. We plan to build on the strong foundation created by Los Angeles’ animal welfare community, working closely with local groups to provide critical services to save lives and help keep families and their pets together.

 
The ASPCA’s efforts in L.A. will include five key programs:

  • Spay/neuter: The ASPCA will operate a spay/neuter facility for animals owned by South L.A. residents, as well as animals sheltered at the South Los Angeles Animal Care Center–Chesterfield Square facility. Procedures performed at the facility will be fully subsidized.
     
  • Subsidies for local rescue groups: We’ll provide funding to subsidize fees incurred by local rescue groups when transferring animals from the Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City shelter system into their facilities or networks.
     
  • Animal relocation: The ASPCA will kick start a relocation program to move animals from L.A. metropolitan area shelters to communities where they’ll have better chances of being adopted.
     
  • Safety net programs: These programs are designed to keep animals in their homes by addressing the needs of pet parents with scarce resources and limited access to critical services.
     
  • ASPCA grant funding: We’ll provide funding annually to local partners for intervention programs, spay/neuter programs and medical care for animals in low income areas.

In addition to Los Angeles City Animal Services and Los Angeles County Animal Control, the ASPCA is collaborating with Best Friends Animal Society in support of their No-Kill Los Angeles initiative and local animal welfare organizations including Downtown Dog Rescue, The Amanda Foundation, Stray Cat Alliance, Fix Nation, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, Found Animals Foundation, Bark Avenue and others.

We’re looking forward to this exciting new venture on the West Coast, and we can’t wait to help countless animals in need in the L.A. area.

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Donna Gagnon

This is wonderful! L.A. has needed help for a long time for the animals and the ones on the street in central LA. Hopefully this helps lots of dogs and animals in needed. Nice to see.

betsy andersen

A big thank you to you ASPCA. I have been networking for the animals for quite some time. i get 200-300 pleas a day informing me that the shelter is euthanizing many many animals . these pleas are comng from rescues who go in to the shelters to try to save as many as they can. it is heartwrenching. the one shelter that i continuely get severe complaints on is san bernardino. rescues just can't keep up so that ask people like me to circulate pleas to other rescues. is there anything you can do regarding investigating san bernardino . seems crazy they are killing so many animals. i can forward some of the messages to you . hopefully you can help.

Jason

It's about time they started to do something useful with all that money where it can actually be felt.. If people had started using all of those yearly billions given to animal rescue in this country over the last 5 decades or more for spay and neuter problems back before it got REALLY bad, we could have already licked this problem. Too much of the money goes to everything but direct hands on operations that would actually elimiate the problem one dog and one shelter at a time. Donate to your local humane society, I'm sure they are broke just like nearly every shelter in this country..

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