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LA Times Covers Our Story.

There are so many complaints about the media these days. How they cover only the negative aspect of every issue, how their angles are always sensational. But every once in a while the media covers a story just like it is, and we’re so grateful the LA Times did that with this one.

At the Found Animal Foundation’s recent “The Impact of Poverty on Pets and Families” forum, I was not only honored to speak about our work, but to have our Shelter Intervention Program brought to many more people’s attention. It was exciting to look out into the room and see how much this topic has risen to the forefront, and to believe in the movement that might grow as a result. At DDR, we know that how much money somebody makes should not determine whether or not they have enough love to give their pets. A depleted bank account does not mean an empty heart. Challenging times does not mean you don’t deserve a dog or cat. It was my pleasure to talk about our real findings through our years of working with underserved communities and the homeless, and to share about how often we see people who are struggling value their pets.

To me it was important to ask attendees for more support, but it was equally as important to call on animal rescuers and activists to have more compassion. It’s easy to make assumptions. It’s easy to pass judgement. It’s easy to make pet adoption an exclusive experience. What is hard is to extend a hand and say, “I see you. What’s going on? How can we help?” I’m proud to be part of a group that does so, and to watch as this issue takes center stage. The more we talk about it, the more awareness we cultivate, the more we let go of the […]

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South LA Dog Clinic @ Gilbert Lindsay Park 425 E. 42nd. Place 90011
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Compton Dog Clinic @ 15116 S Atlantic Ave Compton CA 90221 United States
Dec 19 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

East Rancho Dominguez Park

Compton Christmas Toy Drive @ East Rancho Dominguez Park
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

DDR will pass out 200 toys to the children who live in Compton! Email to volunteer

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Race for the Rescues is less than two weeks away!

October 10th, 2015|0 Comments

If you  support our community dog clinics, keeping pets with their families, focusing on preventing animals from entering shelters, please consider making a donation today to support Downtown Dog Rescue on Saturday October 24th, as […]

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Race for the Rescues less than a month away!

September 29th, 2015|0 Comments

On Saturday October 24th, Downtown Dog Rescue will be one of a couple dozen organizations participating in the annual Race for the Rescues at the Pasadena Rose bowl.  Our goal is to raise $30,000 to […]

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Shelter Intervention Program August Numbers are in!

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The August numbers are in.  A total of 95 pets were prevented from entering the South LA Shelter.  12% of those pets were dogs who were in the shelter, had a family to go home […]