The August numbers are in. A total of 95 pets were prevented from entering the South LA Shelter. 12% of those pets were dogs who were in the shelter, had a family to go home to but their family could not afford to pay the fees. 12% needed free spay/neuter and vaccination services. 16% needed to be re homed or rescued. 4% required a trainer to help them resolve their dog’s behavioral issues. 5% of the senior and terminally ill pets were sent to our local animal hospital where they were humanely euthanized instead of being surrendered to the South LA Shelter. 52% of the cases needed financial assistance. and referrals to treat a medical situation Some cases were as simple as a rabies vaccine and an exam. More complicated – hit-by-car or seizures.
Every day,families bring their sick and injured pets to the shelter as a last result. Not knowing where to turn, they bring their pet to the South LA Shelter. Some think there is a low cost or free hospital that will help them. Others believe that the only chance their pet has is if someone else adopts their pet and takes care of the medical needs. Almost 100% of the cases that come in for medical assistance, accept our offer to help and follow through with the necessary treatment plan. Proving that if you give pet owners an option other than surrendering their pet, they will take it.
We want to thank our main supporter, Found Animals Foundation Without their generous support, we could not run this full time program. We are grateful to LA Animal Services. The staff and volunteers are a huge part of the success. Working together we can offer the community more services and keep families together!