August 12, 2015

ASPCA and California Assemblyman Host Donation Drive and Adoption Event

The lives of Los Angeles shelter pets just got much happier thanks to some very generous community members!

This past Saturday, August 8, the ASPCA and California Assemblyman David Hadley (R-South Bay) joined forces to raise awareness about local shelters with a special donation drive and pet adoption event benefitting shelter animals in Southern California.

California Assemblyman Hadley Donation Drive and Adoption Event

The event asked community members to support the efforts of the Carson Animal Care Center (ACC), a high-intake shelter in Los Angeles County, with donations of pet food, water bowls, toys, litter and other much-needed resources that help the shelter care for the animals that come through their doors. Attendees were encouraged to bring their own furry friends to the event, and the Carson ACC was on-site with adoptable cats, dogs and even two rabbits hoping to meet their forever families.

With nearly 300 people in attendance, the shelter quickly surpassed their goals, finding loving homes for 26 pets and ending the day with a couple truckloads of new supplies.

California Assemblyman Hadley Donation Drive and Adoption Event

“We’re proud to team up with Assemblyman Hadley to promote the great work that shelters do to care for animals in need throughout the community,” said Kevin O’Neill, Senior State Director of ASPCA Government Relations for the Western region. “Californians are passionate about animal welfare and we’re excited to honor that with an event providing local residents a way to directly help the homeless animals in their neighborhood.”

California Assemblyman Hadley Donation Drive and Adoption Event

During the event, attendees also had the opportunity to speak directly with Assemblyman Hadley and representatives from the ASPCA to discuss ways citizens can help strengthen animal welfare legislation in California.

We want to thank Assemblyman Hadley and all of our supporters in California who were able to make it out to this meaningful event!