300 cats and dogs vaccinated in South LA


One of the vaccinated pets. | Anita Kelso Edson/ASPCA

Cat and dogs got free vaccines from ASPCA at Green Meadows Park in South Los Angeles last week.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the first animal welfare organization in United States. Besides providing free vaccines, ASPCA also made appointments for free spay and neuter services at the South Los Angeles Animal Care center.

The ASPCA gave over 300 free vaccines to cats and dogs in South Los Angeles so far.

It also has a “safety net” program to keep pets in home and out of shelters. It is an animal relocation program to transport dogs from shelters to communities, where they can have a better chance to find an owner.

Local shelters often offer free or low-cost paying and neutering for dogs and cats. To find a shelter near you, check the ASPCA Web site at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter.

Scroll through photos below. All credit to Anita Kelso Edso for American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. [Read more…]

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Injured dog found in Compton

imageThis dog was hit by a car around 12:30 this afternoon at the intersection of Long Beach Blvd and Orchard Ave in Compton. He sustained some minor injuries, but it looks like he’s going to pull through.

He’s currently at North Central Animal Services. After their medical team looks at him, they will keep him until the end of the week, then he will be put up for adoption.

If this dog looks familiar, please pass the word along to his (or her!) family. He wasn’t wearing a collar or tags, but appeared to be well-fed, recently groomed and had a very sweet disposition.