Become a Kitten Foster and Save Lives

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Kitten Foster

Written by Gabi G.
“Kitten Season” is that time of year when the weather warms up and unaltered female cats go into heat, get pregnant, and give birth. Here in Southern California, with our mild climate and overabundant stray cat population, we have an extended season that traditionally picks up in March and continues all the way through October.
It was, therefore, no surprise to the Adopt & Shop Kitten Foster Project team when we received our first call of the season from a shelter partner at the beginning of February. They had just received a heavily pregnant female cat,…

Preventing Dog Bites: What You (and Your Kids) Need to Know

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kids with dog

Every year about 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. Among these, most are children. As a parent, you can reduce this risk by teaching your children smart behavior around dogs. Laying the groundwork early will go a long way towards preventing dog bites and keeping your family (and your dog) safe. Here are some basics.

  • Never leave a young child unsupervised with a dog. This goes for any dog, including your family dog. Until you are 100% certain that your child is old enough to understand dog behavior and demonstrate good judgment, you should oversee all contact.
  • Never interact …
  • Adopt & Shop Culver City Celebrates One Year of Improving Animal Welfare

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    Adopt & Shop Culver City

    On May 12, 2015, Adopt & Shop Culver City celebrated a major milestone in its pursuit of improving animal welfare in the LA area: its one year anniversary.  Purchased by philanthropist and retired orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Michelson, the space at 4235 Sepulveda Boulevard started out as a grubby auto smog shop but was transformed into a chic, retail pet adoption space that opened as Adopt & Shop one year ago.
    Adopt & Shop’s philosophy is simple: all pets deserve a home. To help achieve this ideal, the pets offered for adoption in the store all come from local shelters…

    Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet: 15 Essentials

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    Disaster preparedness for your pet

    When it comes to a national disaster, do you have a plan? Earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires and floods happen around the world every day and affect thousands of people and their pets. Today on National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, we encourage you to spend time putting together a plan for yourself and your pet.  To help you assemble a comprehensive disaster kit for your pet, here are our 15 essentials.
    1. Proper ID.  The most important thing you can do for your pet before a disaster occurs is to make sure they have proper ID.  This means having a physical…

    From Homeless to Forever Homes: Hundreds of Pets Adopted at NKLA Super Adoption Weekend

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    On May 2nd and 3rd, one of the most highly-anticipated adoption events of the year took place in LA: the NKLA Super Adoption Weekend. Over one weekend every May and November, Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles hosts local rescue groups and shelters at the La Brea Tar Pits in order to help some of the area’s thousands of homeless pets get adopted into loving homes.
    What a weekend it was! Adoptable pets could be found at every turn – from the tiniest of kittens (that you could help bottle feed!) to the largest of dogs (Millie the Great Dane).…

    Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2015 Launches Today!

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    Saving Pets Challenge 2015

    Written by Jennifer P.
    Here we go again! The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2015 kicks off today with nearly 300 animal welfare organizations from across the country (and Puerto Rico) embarking on the 5 week fundraising journey.  The participants this year are as diverse as ever but what they all have in common is the goal of raising a LOT of money for their life-saving programs, and the desire to win the $50,000 grand prize from Found Animals!
    The top 5 fundraisers will take home a $50,000, $20,000, $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 grand prize.  Another $25,000 will be…

    We Love Our Adopted Pets!

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    Prynce - adopted 2013

    If you follow Found Animals, you know that we are all about adoption.  Whether from a shelter, rescue, or humane-model pet store, adopting a pet means saving a life. This year on Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day, we thought you might like to see proof of our passion for adoption. We are adopters ourselves, and we love our adopted pets!  Here are just a few.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Do you love an adopted pet? Post a pic and your pet’s story on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram using #mypetsday to show the world your…

    Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #1

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    Top 5 los angeles dog hikes griffith park old zoo

    With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!
    In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.
    Last week, we featured #2 Silver Lake…

    Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #2

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    Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes Silver Lake Reservior

    Written by Jana B.
    With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!
    In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.
    Last week, we…

    Now is a Great Time to Volunteer!

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    Written by Justin V. & Nicole D.

    National Volunteer Week is almost upon us (April 12-18, 2015)!  What better time to recognize and celebrate our amazing team of volunteers while encouraging others to initiate positive change in their communities?
    National Volunteer Week, a program sponsored by Points of Light, was established in 1974. Each year the program has grown and inspired people nationwide to simultaneously seek out opportunities to serve, or imagine and create new projects benefiting countless vital social causes.  At Found Animals, we work alongside the animal well-being community to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that…