May 21, 2015

Celebrating One Year and Thousands of Animals Helped in Los Angeles

Celebrating One Year and Thousands of Animals Helped in Los Angeles

It’s hard to believe it has been a full year since we launched our $25 million commitment to help animals in need in Los Angeles, California. In just one year, we’ve directly impacted thousands of L.A.’s most at-risk animals and their families and we’ve distributed grant funding to local animal rescue groups to assist even more pets.

Here are some of the highlights from the past 365 days of our work in L.A.:

  • More than 5,700 dogs and cats received spay/neuter services through the ASPCA’s fully-subsidized clinic in underserved South Los Angeles.
  • More than 600 animals received free vaccines at ASPCA clinic events in South Los Angeles.
  • More than 1,800 dogs and cats avoided entering Los Angeles County shelters thanks to the ASPCA Safety Net program, which provides services to help keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.
  • More than 1,500 animals were transported from overcrowded shelters to communities where they have a better chance of being adopted.
  • More than $1.4 million in grants was distributed to local animal welfare organizations and partners for initiatives such as intervention programs, spay/neuter programs and medical care for animals in low-income areas.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far. As the calendar rolls over to year two of this multi-year commitment, we’ll continue our journey to reduce the number of dogs and cats at risk in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.

Want a first-hand look at our work in L.A.? Watch our video below to see our Safety Net program in action.