Each year, millions of dogs, cats, and other companions die in animal shelters due to lack of homes. Adopting an animal from a shelter or adoption group, rather than buying an animal from a breeder or pet store, is one simple way to reduce the need for euthanasia of healthy dogs, cats, and other animals.
Friends of Culver City Animals is not an adoption or placement agency. However, we do maintain an extensive list of rescue, adoption and animal welfare organizations.
If you are interested in making a lifetime commitment to an animal, or volunteering with an adoption organization, the following resources may be helpful to you. Please note that each shelter or adoption/rescue group has their own policies regarding fees and other requirements for adoption:
SPAY / NEUTER / VACCINES
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures performed by veterinarians to prevent animals from being able to reproduce. Females are spayed, and males are neutered (sometimes the word "neuter" is also used to refer to an animal of unknown gender, or to a group of animals of mixed gender.) Spaying and neutering help reduce pet overpopulation and the use of euthanasia on healthy animals.
Keeping your pets up-to-date on routine vaccines as well as having them microchipped will help prevent common, even fatal illnesses. Plus, you'll save on costly vet bills in the future, and microchipping will increase the likelihood that your pets will be reunited with you should the unthinkable happened and they become lost.
LOW COST CLINICS
1278 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
7680 Clyborn Avenue
Los, Angeles CA 91352
BENEFITS OF SPAYING AND NEUTERING PETS
MICROCHIP / IDENTIFICATION TAG
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and can be reached at (888) 426-4435.
TIPS FOR A HAPPIER PET
FINDING A NEW HOME
There may be many reasons why you cannot care for a pet in your possession. Regardless of the reason, it is worth the effort to find the animal a new, loving and safe home rather than to turn him or her over to the pound or the local humane society where they may be euthanized. The Humane Society of the United States has comprehensive information on how to rehome your pet.