Programs and Services Report for June


In June, we provided services for 513 pets, of which 401 were new clients and 112 returning.  A total of 309 dogs and 204 cats received the following services:

Spay and Neuter -28%  We work with Spay4LA and Amazing Animal Practice’s mobile clinics to provide free to low cost surgeries with vaccines and microchips each month. An amazing addition to June was the ASPCA mobile spay/neuter clinic coming out to provide surgeries for pets who live on Skid Row, with surgeries done in the heart of Skid Row, where anyone living in the area had access to free surgeries with vaccines and microchipping.

26% met one of our counselors at the South LA Shelter or the Harbor Shelter because they were contemplating surrendering their pet due to being unable to pay for veterinary care.  We cover some or all of the costs, depending on the person’s ability to pay.  Services included caring for chronic painful conditions which relieves daily suffering to major life saving surgeries.  Most low income families with pets can afford to pay some of the cost, but need help with getting an appointment and covering the total cost.

4% of pets were humanely euthanized at one of veterinary partners instead of being surrendered to a shelter.  Humane euthansia is accessible to only those who are aware of what this procedure is, and second can afford it.  For everyone else, surrendering a terminally ill, suffering pet to a shelter is their only known option.  We provide a compassionate alternative, meeting families with pets at both the South LA and Harbor Shelters as well as receiving texts and phone calls, as referrals from all City of LA Shelters.  Our counselors work almost 24/7 speaking to people who are trying to decide the best option for end of life for their beloved pets.

38% received wellness / preventative care such as vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, and basic exams for cats and dogs at our monthly free clinic with the SCVMA.

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