We are committed to saving healthy and treatable animals in shelters in our community and across the nation. By leveraging our expertise and building partnerships with under resourced shelters, we are saving more lives together.
More animals are euthanized in California shelters than almost any other state in the United States. California’s average save rate for shelter animals is 82%, and more than 37,000 animals lose their lives in shelters in our state every year. Overcrowding, lack of resources, complex medical issues, and disease all contribute to animals in shelters losing their lives at such a high rate. Our goal is to increase lifesaving in California by rescuing and providing care for more animals both within our community and beyond.
Saving Lives through Animal-Centered Care
Every animal that enters our doors receives physical, mental, and emotional care. We provide a wide range of preventative and specialized medical care, including simple services such as updating vaccines and more complicated medical intervention such as orthopedic surgeries or advanced treatment for severe illnesses. Every animal is given appropriate enrichment and behavior support to keep them as stress-free and happy as possible during their stay with us. Thousands of animals every year are cared for through our Shannon Wass and Dan Kelmenson Foster Care Program, where they can receive individualized attention from our incredible foster families. Finally, our adoption program matches people and animals to create new bonded families.
We envision a future in which no healthy or treatable animals entering animal shelters in California are euthanized. Here at home, we have created sustainable partnerships with shelters in our county and will continue to provide assistance as needs change and new challenges arise. Beyond our local community, we are focused on creating new partnerships and growing our programs to help more animals in need and increase the lifesaving capacity of our shelter partners.
Personalize your impact to save lives
We’d love to talk to you about how your support can help us save the lives of more homeless animals, both within our community and beyond. Reach out to learn more about our work and the impact you can make.