Each week, our Pet Resource Center Program serves 80-100 pet owners who live in the Skid Row community.
For the past several weeks, we have seen a lot of new puppies join our program. Thanks to our partnership with LA Animal Services, all puppies and kittens, receive free spay/neuter vouchers.
We pay for the vaccinations and micro chipping. We also pay for the dog license once the puppy is old enough to receive the rabies vaccination. In order to be a member of the program, the pet owner must agree to sterilize and vaccinate their pet. Not only do we reduce potential unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in this community, we reduce infectious diseases such as parvo, distemper, and protect pets against fleas and ticks on an ongoing basis.
The last Wednesday of each month, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department Veterinarians and LA Animal Services are on location with a community pet wellness clinic that offers vaccinations to puppies and kittens to young to be sterilized and to sterilized cats and dogs. In addition to vaccinations, we offer micro chipping, wellness exams and basic care. For the more challenging cases, we refer the pet owner to a partner veterinarian, and we cover 100% of the cost for the pet’s exam and treatment.
There is no reason any pet living in the Skid Row community is not spayed or neutered, and no pet needs to suffer from a chronic medical condition such as an ear or skin infection, thanks to this collaborative partnership with the participating veterinarians, Los Angeles Animal Services, Inner City Law Center, and Downtown Dog Rescue counselors and volunteers who run this program, including driving the pets to the animal hospital because lack of transportation is a challenge.
We want to thank everyone who has donated pet food and other supplies to this program from our Amazon Wish List. If you would like to support a cat of dog monthly, please consider purchasing a bag or cat or dog food. All donations will be used to feed the cats and dogs who live with their owners, who otherwise, would struggle to feed and care for their pets. DONATE HERE http://a.co/2aMKmQv