About Let the Animals Live
LAL is Israel’s largest animal non-profit organization, serving the country since 1986. It is the only one that operates a rescue ambulance regularly. “The Ambulance is equipped with whatever it needs to trap cats and dogs in distress,” says Riva Mayer, Overseas Development Director for LAL. “Our Ambulance driver is a trained rescuer and we also work with the best rescuer in Israel – Mr. Avi Kuzi, on the more complicated cases – usually when large/wild animals are involved.”
“A few are released back to their ‘home’ after being spayed/neutered/vaccinated and many stay with us at our shelter until re-homed for as long as it takes,” said Mayer. With a strict no-kill policy, LAL makes every effort possible to save the animal and adopt the creature out if no guardians are found. The sad truth is that Israel has a very large homeless pet population compounded by the people who abandon their pets to nature when going on vacation.
In an effort to counteract that type of behavior, LAL provides humane education. LAL has an emergency hotline that is currently staffed 6 days per week. Mayer tells me the goal is to get it running 24/7. Many of LAL’s 30 employees and over 100 volunteers worked on the recent success of freeing monkeys at Mazor Farm campaign. Like many non-profit organizations, LAL operates entirely through the generosity of donations.
According to the LAL website, services include:
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