Pet Resource Center (PRC) on Skid Row 2017-05-24T08:43:58+00:00

PET RESOURCE CENTER (PRC) ON SKID ROW

In July 2016, we opened the first pet service center on Skid Row called the Pet Resource Center (PRC). This program is delivered in collaboration with Inner City Law Center and LA Animal Services. Housed in the Inner City Law Center offices, the Pet Resource Center is currently open to pet owners each Wednesday.

The purpose of the PRC is to offer pet owners living in the Skid Row community a place to pick up free pet food or other supplies, discuss a problem they are experiencing, and receive free spay/neuter vouchers from the LA Animal Services staff member who is on site with us each week as part of the team. We communicate with social workers and case managers often. And while we all work together to address this community’s unique challenges, where about 48% of pet owners are homeless and the majority of the rest are living in motels, SROs, or in homeless shelters in the area, we try hard to help them keep their pet. On average, we help 24 pets per week.

FACES OF PRC

Photo credit: Editorial Photographer, Shane Lopes

SUCCESS STORIES

A new fundraiser for us!

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: DDR Fundraiser, DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, Pet Resource Center|

Donation alert! This month, Babes in Toyland Charity and Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies have teamed up to gather donations for us at Downtown Dog Rescue. We are so thankful they've come together to help us! For starters, there [...]

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We are stronger together indeed.

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, Pet Resource Center|

You've heard the saying: We are stronger together. Often the most effective way to make a difference is by collaborating with others to get a job done. Through our Pet Resource Center, we not only get support from Inner City Law [...]

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Data on evictions and how it effects pets

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: A - Featured, DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, Pet Resource Center, Shelter Intervention Program|

We see first hand through our SIP program and even at the Pet Resource Center how evictions hurt families and their pets. Countless animals are in the shelter now due to eviction, as we see it as [...]

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