I spent a lot of time writing my book with one of my best friends. He was a big huge American Bulldog named Boondock. He was rescued from a shelter here in Los Angeles, and I can’t imagine ever finishing the book without all of the walks we went on to help clear my head. We eventually lost him to lymphoma, but the book was dedicated to him and I promised some of the proceeds to the local shelters.
Check out the Found Animal Foundation. They’re doing some amazing work, their annual Save a Stray event here in LA placed over 400 animals. Since they don’t take donations, my first one goes to Clinico.
From the Found Animal Foundation website:
With an estimated 6 – 8 million dogs and cats entering U.S. shelters and approximately 50% of these animals being euthanized yearly, most for the simple lack of a home, Found Animals focuses on a select group of strategic priorities. These initiatives include:
Sterilization programs focused on ensuring accessible, affordable services to increase spay/neuter rates and decrease the number of animals entering the shelter system.
- $75M Michelson Prize & Grants program for innovation in non-surgical sterilization
- $1M+ in grant & partnership commitments for high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter in Los Angeles
Adoption events encouraging the public to visit their local shelter and insuring they have an exceptional experience, proving to the public that adoption IS the best option for acquiring a pet.
Resources to ensure lifelong, loving relationships between pets and their people.
- Microchipping program provided ~40,000 free chips to Los Angeles area shelters last year