April 6th marked the launch of our Shelter Intervention Program. Thanks to the generous funding from Found Animals, we’re able to have a DDR representative on site at the South L.A. Shelter seven days a week.
Being on the front lines will enable us to provide resources and information to the South L.A. community which will provide immediate alternative solutions to surrendering their pets to the shelter. We’re proud to announce that our Shelter Intervention Program’s first week prevented 67 pets from entering the shelter.
As our program continues to grow, we began cleaning up a vacant lot at 60th and Western, which will be home to free community dog training classes throughout the year for dog owners who would otherwise surrender their dogs to the South LA Shelter.
FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS
In addition to providing community resources, our long term commitment to the community will continue to focus on free spay/neuter and vaccine services. In fact, Saturday we provided 41 spay/neuter surgeries for dogs living in the Compton community, thanks to the generosity of the Heigl Foundation.
Plenty more to come, please help spread the word, and if you haven’t already, please follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also donate to Downtown Dog Rescue. All donations goes straight to our community programs and our dogs. Photos from this past weekend can be seen below.