Thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA, we were able to offer free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to 43 more pets in the Compton Community. Since 2006, we have continued to expand upon our community dog clinics, focusing on the South East communities which include Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Compton, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Willowbrook/Watts and our home base, South Gate. Most of the families let us know that without our support, they would not have been able to sterilize their dogs.
Thanks to a great location, East Rancho Dominguez Park on the corner of Atlantic + Compton, we always have more families interested in getting their pets fixed than we have available appointments. In addition to the surgeries performed on the Amanda Foundation Mobile Clinic, we wrote out vouchers so that pet owners will be able to take their dogs and cats to Lynwood Animal Hospital and get the same free surgeries. Being in the community, answering questions, giving people information on pet health, licensing and listening to the challenges lots of our families face is all part of the success of our program.
Big shout out to Star, a canine student at our weekly free dog training class in the park. She came to the clinic with her family and got spayed. We had such a great conversation, they love her so much. Like many families, were a little reluctant to get her spayed because they thought at a year old, she may be too young and she could die during surgery. Here she is (photo above) on her ride back home.
We also brought Gummy Bear (right) into the DDR adoption program. At four months old, he was neutered and vaccinated, and is ready now for his forever home. Gummy Bear who was rescued by a Compton Community member who asked for our help.
If you live in one of the South East Cities, need to get your dog spayed/neutered, give us a call 818-407-4145. If you support this type of community based work, consider making a donation here, Donate.