ASPCA Community Engagement Program in Los Angeles
The ASPCA recognizes that many pet owners in Los Angeles don’t have access to vital pet care, services and supplies due to obstacles such as financial barriers, health challenges, unexpected crises, lack of nearby veterinary resources, inaccessible transportation or domestic violence. The lives of pets and their caregivers are deeply linked, and what happens to one significantly affects the other. While we cannot remove these obstacles, we are able to provide better and easier access to services that improve the health and welfare of animals whose caregivers are facing challenges or hardships. The Community Engagement team in Los Angeles (CE LA) works with pet owners and agencies to identify solutions to keep potentially at-risk animals in their loving homes whenever possible.
The ASPCA has established Community Engagement who work directly with pet owners to keep people and pets together. After an initial review, our staff can connect families to resources for their pets, such as spay/neuter and vaccinations. The program’s goal is to end euthanasia of adoptable pets through: Thoughtfully Entering Communities, Directly Connecting people to Services and Facilitating Strategic Alliances that Improve Access to Services to increase accessibility of resources to pet-owning families, and as a result, improve the welfare of L.A.’s animals.
How We Help
The ASPCA aims to address these challenges by offering support through a variety of channels:
- Access to veterinary care, such as medical exams, microchipping and vaccines
- Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinics
- Emergency Veterinary Care
- Pet Supplies/Outdoor Kennels
- Virtual Information sessions
Community Engagement Los Angeles participates in community events to meet people directly in their neighborhoods to spread awareness about our services, network with other service providers and to interact with community members. Events like, Parks After Dark, National Night Out, and other fun, educational events allow us to connect with the communities we serve on a deeper level. Not only are we able to provide access to veterinary care and services, we are also able to help provide educational resources for animal lovers who may need information on how to best care for their pets. We believe that working together with agencies in Los Angeles gives us the best leverage to provide pet owners with the services they need to address the challenges they face. If you would like to submit a request for our participation in an event, please complete this form.