Senior citizen Dagoberto visited our Watts Pet Resource Center, looking for help last month. He was being harassed by the manager at his senior living apartment building because of his dog, Chiquis. Despite being spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped, the manager was requiring proof that she was healthy, or she had to leave. The description of the proof was very ambiguous, and sounded like a way to force him to move out, since giving up Chiquis was never an option.
Like many of the pet owners we meet through our programs, they often believe that they don’t have options, feeling stressed out and desperate. Thanks to our partnership with HEART LA we were able to connect him to free legal services. The manager received a letter, stating that Chiquis is not violating any rules, and she is allowed to stay with Dagoberto. Despite the rain last Sunday, he came out to thank us at our free dog clinic at Fred Roberts Park. The worried look on his face was replaced with a smile, as he communicated to us how truly grateful he was for our help.
Chiquis was one of the more than 170 puppies and dogs who came out in the rain to receive free services.
Each month, we spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, deworm, and provide flea and tick prevention for upwards of 200 dogs who live in South Los Angeles
It’s through your generosity that we are able to help pet owners like Dagoberto keep their pets where they belong – in their homes!
Thank you for your support