All proceeds will go to “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles” and “The Fur Free West Hollywood Movement”/ “Animal Alliance”
Our Charity of Choice (spcaLA)-
~Established in 1877, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) was the first organization to promote animal welfare in Southern California. Originally chartered to end the abuse of horses used in travel during the “buggy” days, the organization expanded to include child abuse cases and then pet abuse cases.
Today, spcaLA is dedicated to our mission of preventing cruelty to animals through Education, Law Enforcement, Advocacy and Intervention.
Fact: 89% of serial killers have a history of animal cruelty.
They lack the root of a person’s ability to show kindness for living things: empathy. spcaLA seeks to insert empathy where it is lacking. Our internationally renowned, violence prevention program, “Teaching Love and Compassion” (TLC) works with at-risk youth – who’ve exhibited violent behavior or show signs of abuse – to reintroduce empathy. Kids learn anger management and coping techniques, while working with shelter dogs. spcaLA Humane Officers protect over 20,000 animals every year.
spcaLA Humane Officers are granted their powers by the state of California, and as such, they may investigate cruelty cases and prosecute those who neglect or abuse animals anywhere in the state of California. spcaLA Humane Officers investigate approximately 2,000 allegations annually, based on complaints submitted to spcaLA’s Cruelty Tipline and website. Cases are resolved through corrective action, education, referral and prosecution.The average cost for spcaLA to care for a dog is $500. Our adoption fee is only $125.
We give shelter pets our best so they may find permanent, loving homes. Pets are evaluated by our veterinarian and professional trainers and given a tailored plan of care. This includes spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines, as well as a diet plan and enrichment activities. Often, we must treat serious illnesses, injuries and behavior issues, usually stemming from abuse or neglect.So that our animals find permanent homes, we screen, educate and follow up with adopters. In addition, we offer continued support like our free behavior helpline, dog training classes, as well as premium pet supplies at spcaLA Marketplaces, preferred lodging for pets at the spcaLA Pet Hotel and pampering at the spcaLA Grooming Salon.Fact:
Fact: On a given day in the U.S., 10,000 babies are born. On the same day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals.
The spcaLA Specialty Spay/Neuter Center addresses this crisis at its source.
We provide affordable, reliable spay/neuter services to our community. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify, while funding lasts.
There is no national spca or humane society, parent organization, umbrella group or government agency that provides support to spcaLA. Donations run programs and services like cruelty investigations, disaster response, violence-prevention initiatives, and a variety of shelter services. spcaLA is a nonprofit, independent 501 (c)(3) animal welfare organization (tax ID 95-1738153).
Humane Education: spcaLA’s Humane Education programs help create and sustain a culture of empathy and compassion by shaping moral development and instilling positive attitudes towards animals. Programs include TLC, classroom presentations, summer and spring day camps, Girl Scout Workshops and more.
Law Enforcement: With the full power of peace officers, spcaLA Humane Officers investigate allegations of animal abuse and neglect and prosecute offenders.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART): spcaLA works with local, state and national agencies to provide emergency services for animals during disasters, including front-line veterinary care, temporary shelter and food.
Companion Animal Services (CAS): CAS provides shelter and medical attention to abandoned and abused animals, returns lost pets to their owners and finds new families for homeless pets at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center and at the South Bay Pet Adoption Center.
Animal Training & Behavior: spcaLA trainers work with volunteers and staff through the Helping Enhance Animals’ Lives (HEAL) program to provide socialization, exercise, behavior modification and enrichment activities to shelter pets. Additionally, spcaLA offers dog training classes for the public.
spcaLA Specialty Spay/Neuter Center: Our expert veterinarians focus solely on spay/neuter, allowing for safer procedures and innovation in pain management and prevention. Owners of dogs, cats and rabbits enjoy affordable rates for spay/neuter and routine vaccines at the Center.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT): spcaLA certified AAT volunteers and their pets visit hospitals, adult day care centers, children’s libraries, convalescent homes and other facilities. During these visits, participants benefit from the healing, calming power of pets by brushing, petting, reading to or just being near a furry friend.
Animal Safety Net (ASN): spcaLA provides temporary housing for the pets of domestic violence victims at no cost, allowing the pets to leave their batterers while volunteers open their homes to these pets until they regain control of their lives, without worry for their safety.
spcaLA Marketplaces: With a focus on providing Foster Care: Some animals are not immediately placed premium pet food and supplies, 100% of the profits of
in adoption – often they are too young or are in need of spcaLA Marketplaces fund shelter programs and services. special attention due to being abused. spcaLA foster
5026 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016 E-mail: info@spcaLA.com Phone: (888) SPCA-LA1 Volunteer Services: ext. 300 Donations: ext. 233
Media Inquiries: ext. 252
spcaLA Specialty Spay/Neuter Center 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016 Appointments: (323) 730-5303
P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center 7700 E. Spring St. Long Beach, CA 90815 Adoptions: (562) 570-SPCA Marketplace: (562) 570-4926 Pet Hotel & Grooming Salon: (562) 570-3079
South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 Adoptions & Mini Mart: (310) 676-1149 Humane Education:
(310) 676-1149, ext 228
Report Animal Cruelty
Animal Behavior Helpline
1-888-772-2521, ext 260
Animal Safety Net
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“Fur Free West Hollywood”/”Animal Alliance”
Each year more than 50 million animals are killed for fur, whether raised in factory farm-like conditions or trapped in the wild. Recent investigations also show domestic dogs and cats are killed for fur, especially fur trim on garments imported from China, often improperly labeled “faux.” Last month, President Obama signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act to require all real animal fur to be correctly labeled.
In 1989, West Hollywood passed Resolution Number 558 proclaiming the city a “Cruelty Free Zone for Animals.” The fur-free WeHo campaign makes good on the city’s promise.
“West Hollywood has the opportunity to once again be a leader for animal welfare by becoming the first Fur Free city in the nation,” said campaign supporter D’Amico. “We have pledged to be a place that is free of cruelty to animals and we can no longer support the barbaric fur trade by selling the products of that cruelty in our city.”
“This frivolous luxury can be stopped with consumer and civic action,” said campaign leader Ellen Lavinthal. “This will be another historic campaign showing the nation that West Hollywood is a leader in the protection of animal citizens.”
Shannon Keith, Ellen Lavinthal and Ed Buck, three animal advocates, have come together to BAN the sale of fur in West Hollywood.
By joining us in this critical campaign you will be instrumental in stopping the torture of animals for fur.
West Hollywood CAN be the first city to go fur free in the U.S setting a precedent for the rest of the world and putting an end to the needless suffering solely for the purposes of vanity. At a time when the entire country of Israel is voting to outlaw fur, we need to demonstrate our compassion for living, sentient beings.