Stamping out Suffering: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

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Photo courtesy of Julie Wolfson

When you see a cute puppy in the window of a pet store, your first thought is probably not where that puppy came from.  That’s why many people don’t know that puppies offered for sale at a typical pet store, in the classifieds, or online, often come from puppy mills.
Puppy mills are an issue that we at Found Animals care deeply about.  So much so that we have been an integral part of bringing “humane model” pet retail into our Los Angeles communities.  A “humane model” pet store is one that pulls healthy, adoptable pets from local shelters to…

Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: Available Cats and Dogs!

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Last week, we posted a blog about “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” and our upcoming Adopt & Shop promotion! In case you missed it, you can read the whole blog here.
To summarize, Petfinder has designated the third week in September “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” to raise awareness about animals in our nation’s shelters and rescues who need a little extra help finding the right home.  What pets are considered “less-adoptable” or are often overlooked? Amazing pets that fall into these categories:

  • Adult Cats (over 9 mos. old)
  • Big Dogs (over 40 lbs.)
  • Black Pets
  • Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas, and Their Mixes

Win 2 VIP Tickets to the L.A. Feline Film Festival!

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L.A. Feline Film Festival

Adopt & Shop is excited to announce that we have signed on as principal sponsor at the first annual Los Angeles Feline Film Festival taking place at Exposition Park in downtown L.A. on September 21st!
This is going to be a ridiculously fun event with amazing celebricats, special guests, delicious food, a wide variety of cat goods for purchase, cat and kitten adoptions, cat-centric bands, art, a catwalk and fashion show and, of course, internet cat videos! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations including; NKLA, Fixnation, Kitty Bungalow and Stray Cat…

Microchip Monday: What to do When You Lose a Pet

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Microchip Monday: What to do When You Lose a Pet

Stage 1: Planning Ahead

  • Please Spay and Neuter Your Pets: You can’t control squirrels or fireworks or thunderstorms, but spaying and neutering your pet reduces their urge to roam and eliminates the chance of an accidental litter.
  • Visible ID at All Times: Collar and ID tags with 2 up-to-date phone numbers (including area codes) is the main way that lost pets get home. It is also a good idea to attach a license and rabies tag in case your dog gets picked up by Animal Control. You can also order collars with your pet’s name and your phone number stitched

Meet Lil BUB at Adopt & Shop Culver City

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Lil BUB is throwing a big party and it’s all going down at Adopt & Shop Culver City!

To help us kick off Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week, special needs phenom Lil BUB will be having an exclusive meet & greet for her fans. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to charity with 50% going to NKLA, and 50% to Lil BUB’s Big FUND at the ASPCA, which helps special needs shelter pets.
When? Saturday, September 20th at 4:00 p.m.
Where? Adopt & Shop: 4235 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, 90230 (MAP)
You can purchase tickets online here. For $50, you’ll get…

2 Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: Adopt & Shop Promotion

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Petfinder has designated the third week in September “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” to raise awareness about animals in our shelters and rescues who need a little extra help finding the right home.
According to their survey, 99% of national shelters and rescue groups currently have adoptable pets that are having a difficult time getting adopted. These overlooked pets wait for a home nearly four times longer than the average adoptable pet does, sometimes remaining at (no-kill) shelters for longer than two years!
We have found this to be true at both our Adopt & Shop locations. There is a special kind…

Microchip Monday: The Front Street Animal Shelter Chip Challenge

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This guest post is authored by Gina Knepp, Animal Care Services Manager at the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA.
The City of Sacramento has a population of 460,000 with an estimated 254,000 pets (not counting about 70,000 community cats). Our shelter supports 10,000 lost, stray, abandoned and surrendered pets every year.

The Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento is on a mission to microchip everything with four legs!
Offering $5 microchips has made a big difference in pet owner affordability and the public’s interest in microchipping is on the rise. With over 100 offsite adoption and community outreach…

Quick Guide to Renting with Pets

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Quick Guide to Renting with Pets

Renting with pets can be a challenge. Even though studies have shown that pet owners make better tenants for a number of reasons, many landlords are still hesitant. When searching for a place to live, the building’s pet policy will most likely be the first deciding factor on whether or not you can even look at the place. This can be a blessing in disguise, though. Often times, after hearing “No pets” repeatedly, you may just hear, “I only rent to people with pets.” This has happened to me, twice. Both places were better suited to me and my animal…

Honoring the Life-Saving Work of FixNation

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If you have ever had an experience with homeless cats you know it can be a very difficult and heartbreaking scenario. It is estimated that there are between 50 and 100 million feral or community cats living in the United States. These cats are fending for themselves, reproducing in record numbers with few on their sides to advocate for them.
While many frustrated property owners consider drastic action, like eradicating the cats, animal-lovers have a hard time with this concept. Simply put, the problem of homeless cat overpopulation is a man-made problem. A cat, whether wild or friendly, is still…

6 The Little Kitties That Could: Stevie and Wonder

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Update September 2nd 2014: Both kittens made it through surgery and are healing well! Dr Lukic, the veterinarian who performed the surgery, believes that Wonder can sense light and dark, so only one of his eyes was removed.  Stevie, the little girl, can still see out of one eye so she also only needed one removed. This is great news and between the two of them, they have a complete set! Both kittens are as curious as ever and purring up a storm now that they are home with their foster mama. They have another visit scheduled in two weeks…