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 little time, a whole lot of compassion.

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, DDR PROGRAMS, LA Animal Services, Pet Resource Center|

We come at our work with limited time (there is always more to do for animals and the people who love them!), but with unlimited compassion. Once in a while we wonder if it's enough, if it's [...]

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Our first successful Pet Resource Center clinic!

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, Pet Resource Center, Spay/Neuter Clinic|

This past Saturday we had our first Pet Resource Center mobile spay and neuter clinic, which focused on serving Skid Row Community pets. By partnering with Spay4LA and LA Animal Services, the wonderful Dr. Anderson [...]

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Here is our Pet Resource Center research so far!

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, Pet Resource Center|

One of the most important components to our new Pet Resource Center on Skid Row is collecting data on who we're serving in order to better support the community as well as focus our mission. Having been open a [...]

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