The Issue: Overpopulation of Dogs and Cats in LA and Surrounding Areas
Last year, the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control received approximately 65,000 unwanted dogs and cats. Of this number, nearly half were euthanized, with thousands of others dying on the streets and overcrowded city shelters. Spaying and neutering these pets along with proper medical care helps combat these issues, and improves their overall health by helping prevent certain infections and cancers. Sadly, many families in low-income areas of Los Angeles cannot afford medical care, which leaves their pets at risk of suffering dire fates. With your help, A Dog’s Life Rescue will fund clinics to travel to these areas and provide these much-needed services.
The Campaign: Providing Lifesaving Spay/Neuter and Medical Services for Animals in Need
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by A Dog’s Life Rescue to provide free medical and spay/neuter services for the companions of low-income families. For every 10 Groupons purchased ($120 raised), A Dog’s Life Rescue will not only spay or neuter an animal in need, but will also provide vaccinations, a microchip, flea control, and critical information to help the family care for their dog or cat.
A Dog's Life Rescue
A Dog’s Life Rescue was born out of a great love for animals. Co-founders Julia Pennington and Allison Lange lead an all-volunteer team dedicated to rescuing abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs and other animals. The volunteers predominantly serve as street rescuers: whenever they get a call about an injured dog stuck in busy freeway traffic, they stop whatever they're doing to help rescue it. The organization relies on a network of fosters to shelter, care for, and rehabilitate pups while they await placement in permanent loving homes. A Dog’s Life Rescue holds adoption events three times per month, and also helps educate low-income communities on the importance of spaying or neutering pets.