Best Friends to Operate a Lifesaving Center in Los Angeles

 

The homeless animals in Los Angeles won a great victory when the City Council passed a proposal by Best Friends Animal Society in an 11-1 margin!

“Our goal in the first year alone is to place 3,000 homeless pets from the other city shelters in good new homes and to fix 6,000 dogs and cats,” writes Francis Battista Co-Founder, Best Friends Animal Society, “Thatís 3,000 fewer animals who will die in the L.A. shelter system and 6,000 pets who wonít have babies going into the community.”

The proposal was to utilize a boarded-up building as a high volume adoption and spay/neuter center. The Northeast Valley shelter, which was sitting vacant due to lack of budget funding will now become a fully functional center.

While this is wonderful news for the homeless animals in the LA area, the proposal did not come easily. The first time it was voted on it didn’t pass. Without the actions of animals lovers in the area, this center might not have had a chance to serve the people in the city.

For full information about the center, and to read more about getting the proposal approved, click here.

 

Photo credit: Annette Crimmins

128 comments

Carole D.
Carole D.4 years ago

I love Best Friends. They are the best and should do this to save animals everywhere. Please come to New York City.

Steven Bryant
Steven Bryant4 years ago

Great news and congratulations.

Linda Peterson
Linda P.4 years ago

Sounds Wonderful, nice to hear good news for the animals. Thank you Best Friends, you are the best!

m G.
michele g.4 years ago

that is wonderful news, I cannot imagine why the city council initially was against it-
Now if only Best Friends could open a shelter to save the cats and dogs from the Southern and midwestern states,that continue to gas their animals.

m G.
michele g.4 years ago

that is wonderful news, I cannot imagine why the city council initially was against it-
Now if only Best Friends could open a shelter to save the cats and dogs from the Southern and midwestern states,that continue to gas their animals.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan4 years ago

Always great news when something new helps animals.

Donna B.
Donna B.4 years ago

This is excellent news and makes me VERY happy! I love the animals and pray for them every day!

Darla G.
Darla G.4 years ago

Good news for the strays of L.A.

Chris M.
Chris M.4 years ago

Thank you Best Friends!!!!

Rossy Osborne
Rossy Osborne4 years ago

This is good news and I praise those who tried so hard to get this going. Thanks.

Don't forget the education of children to what you are achieving and why. It will encourage them tell their parents and hopefully have them thinkg and acting to assist the shelters (money or work) or spay their own pets.