Category: Pet Adoption

Special Kitten Report | February 2015


Arbor is so vivacious!

We have two very special kittens to share with the world!
Meet Arbor:
I’m Arbor and I am 3 months old! I came to Adopt & Shop from Long Beach Animal Services.  My ear is clipped and I had to have my tail amputated;  I don’t let that stop me from loving the hoomans.  I love to play and be pet!  Adopt & Shop has been my home for the past week, but I’d love a permanent loving home!
Will you SHARE my story, and help me find my FURever home? Visit me at Adopt & Shop-Culver City or call…

3 Modern Family: My Kids Have Four Legs


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Meet the Highland Family!  There’s Shawn, Estelle, Boo Boo, Scout and Big Duke – -wait, what?  Yes, my husband and I are the proud parents of three kids – who all have four legs.  Forty years ago, it may have seemed strange to consider our pets members of the family, but not anymore.  Our breed of modern family is on the rise.
According to The Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership has more than tripled since the 1970s, resulting in 62% of American households in 2012 containing at least one pet.  Meanwhile, the average age at which…

2014 – Over One Million Pets Served!



‘Tis the season for gratitude, reflection, and celebration and the team at Found Animals has one million reasons to raise a glass and toast 2014. We are wrapping up our year by achieving an incredible milestone – ONE MILLION PETS SERVED! That’s right, our programs funded by Dr. Gary Michelson, have now helped over one million pets and their people since 2008. Nearly 500,000 pets benefitted from our programs in 2014 alone, which is almost twice as many as last year.
Here are some of our 2014 highlights:

  • Michelson Prize and Grants program received its 300th Letter of Intent and

SAWA 2014 Annual Conference Symposium Recap


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Written By: April H.
Many of us have heard the famous quote by Albert Einstein “If you always do what you always did, you will always get the what you always got.”  If there was one theme to the symposium at the SAWA 2014 Annual Conference this year, it was challenging our current ideas and beliefs in the animal welfare industry.
For those of you that were not able to attend, the National Council on Pet Population Research Symposium sponsored presentation after presentation that focused primarily on the impact and application of Behavioral Science in animal shelters.  It is rare…

Found Animals Gala: November 1, 2014


Honoree Erika Brunson with Dr.Gary Michelson and Aimee Gilbreath

On Saturday, November 1, Found Animals hosted its third annual gala in celebration of “Leaders in Animals Welfare.” The black-tie affair, at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, was hosted by Dr. Gary Michelson and his wife Alya to recognize the business leaders, politicians, philanthropists and individuals from around the country who are contributing to the cause of reducing euthanasia in animal shelters.
The evening’s honorees included:
The Honorable Herb J. Wesson, Jr., President of the Los Angeles City Council, for his work in promoting pet adoption.  Council President Wesson has played a critical role in giving a voice…

Together, We Raised Over $1 Million Dollars for Companion Animals



Written by Jen P.
The inaugural Michelson Saving Pets Challenge ended on October 30th, but we’re just now recovering from the excitement!
Together, the participating organizations raised over $899,658.  That means with Found Animals’ contribution of $115,000, we raised nearly $1,014,658 for pets.  It also marks the first ever, pet-focused Challenge in CrowdRise’s history.
In the final 24 hours, over $145,000 was raised by 39 charities vying for the grand prize.  Another $50,000 was raised during the final 10 minutes of the competition, making for an exciting end to the Challenge.   After all was said and done, Santa Fe Animal…

Pets for Patriots: Uniting Best Friends, One Hero at a Time



“There are no unwounded soldiers in war.  The end of your call of duty is just the beginning of your private battle.” – Charles Meshel, WWII Ball Turret Gunner 8th Air Force, 447th Bomb Group 708th Squadron, Phaneuf crew.
This sentiment, uttered by a WWII Veteran, underscores the important mission of our featured charity, Pets for Patriots. Pets for Patriots came to our attention during their participation in our Savings Pets Challenge, and after learning about their work, we couldn’t think of a better organization to highlight on this Veterans Day.
Pets for Patriots was born from an epiphany that…

Saving Pets Challenge – Second Bonus Challenge Winner Announced


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This week German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County took home $4,000 in prize money for winning the second Weekly Bonus Challenge of the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge. The objective this week was to get at least 5 donations to be eligible to win.
In an overwhelming response, over 70 charities qualified for this week’s bonus challenge, so amazing!  We want to thank all of the groups who have  worked so hard over the past 2 weeks to raise as much money as possible. The best part is that even if they didn’t win the Bonus Challenge, they get…

Saving Pets Challenge – First Bonus Challenge Winner Announced



The Saving Pets Challenge is in full swing as we announce the winner of the first Weekly Bonus Challenge, Angels n Paws Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless, abandoned, abused and neglected animals in the San Bernardino area.
Angels n Paws Rescue recently opened a Rescue Ranch in Devore, CA that will provide a comfortable, healthy, stimulating, and loving environment for the animals whilst they await their perfect home, or transfer to one of their out of state rescue partners. The Rescue Ranch also provides training for all rescued dogs, to ensure they have the best chance to…

World Animal Day 2014


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World Animal Day was established in 1931 by a group of ecologists in Florence Italy as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species.  Nearly 85 years later, World Animal Day is now celebrated in every country and has expanded to include all animals, large and small, wild and domesticated, and the impact they have on our lives.

The date of October 4th was chosen to coincide with The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.  Every country observes this holiday in their own unique way with festivities ranging from animal welfare-centric spelling bees for…