May 16, 2018

Staff startled to discover kitten abandoned in mailbox

Mailbox kitty at 4 weeks old
Mailbox kitty at 4 weeks old

All over the city, animal welfare agencies and organizations are sounding the alarm: the kittens are coming. They’re coming in litters, as singletons, with and without mamas. But, back in March at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne, an unweaned 2 week-old kitten arrived in a startling and heartbreaking way – left abandoned outside in the shelter’s mailbox.

Abandoning an animal is a crime and very cruel - the kitten could have easily died inside the mailbox. Luckily, a shelter staff member heard mewing and searched for the source, which led her outside of the building and into the mailbox. It was touch and go at first, but Mailbox Kitty, or Brett, received immediate veterinary care. He was fostered by an spcaLA volunteer who bottle-fed and cared for him. 

With your support, spcaLA found Brett a home just last week.  This summer, we will help hundreds of cats and kittens, just like him, thanks to your support.

For more information about donating, becoming a foster volunteer, or adoption locations, please visit us online.  You can also learn more about our "Kitten Shower," wherein we're raising funds and needed items, like kitten food, milk replacer, small litter boxes, and non-clumping litter.

Thank you!

Mailbox kitty at 6 weeks old
Mailbox kitty at 6 weeks old
Mailbox kitty at 6 weeks old
Mailbox kitty at 6 weeks old

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Feb 5, 2018

What do your gifts do? They help dogs like Fred

Fred then & now
Fred then & now

spcaLA is in the business of preventing cruelty to animals. Over the years, we’ve handled more abuse cases than I care to remember. But there’s one dog’s story I can’t get out of my head.

When spcaLA Humane Officers responded to an animal cruelty complaint last winter, they met Fred. He was a living skeleton, covered in fleas and ticks. Neglected and forgotten.

For months, spcaLA staff and volunteers have cared for Fred. We've given him plenty of nourishing food, safe shelter, and TLC. We've treated him medically and taught him some basic obedience.

And, from unimaginable beginnings, we’ve found a sweet, friendly dog who loves to learn, play, go for hikes, and take the occasional nap.

With your support, we can continue helping Fred and thousands more animals like him every year.

Thank you,

Madeline Bernstein
President, spcaLA
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P.S. Fred deserves a great home to enjoy his golden years, and we are working hard to find that person. Could it be you? 

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Nov 6, 2017

Help for Elle

Elle, safe & healthy thanks to you!
Elle, safe & healthy thanks to you!

Before there were cars in Los Angeles, there was spcaLA.

spcaLA was founded in 1877 as the first voice for the voiceless in Los Angeles.  Today, we continue to prevent cruelty to animals through Education, Law Enforcement, Intervention, and Advocacy.

A true Los Angeles original, spcaLA is not a chapter of any group or government agency. In fact, there is no national spca or humane society.

This year, your support allowed our elite Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) ™ to respond to Hurricane Harvey. You permitted spcaLA to aid in the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history. You helped youth from at-risk communities rekindle their sense of empathy at our 100th Teaching Love & Compassion (TLC)™ graduation.

And, you helped spcaLA provide safe shelter, nourishing food, and veterinary care to thousands of shelter pets, like Elle (pictured).

A sweet puppy, Elle came to us with an injury so severe, her right eye had to be surgically removed.  We don’t know who hurt Elle, but your support allowed us to help her recover and find a loving home.

While the future is never certain, one thing is clear – spcaLA will always need you. Because, all animals – from dogs and cats to peacocks and elephants – will always need us.

Thank you,


Elle, safe & healthy thanks to you!
Elle, safe & healthy thanks to you!
 
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