spcaLA: Friends for Life

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, since 1877

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Pets of the Week

Richie the Shepherd MixCrinkles the Domestic Short Hair

Mar 30–Apr 5

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Paw’llywood Reporter

June 2012

primp your pit

The spcaLA Spay/Neuter Center is currently offering $20 spay or neuter surgeries for Pit Bulls while funding lasts. To schedule your appointment, call (323) 730-5303 or email spayneuter@spcaLA.com. Primp Your Pit is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities.


Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

spcaLA is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center.

Saturday June 30
7700 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA

Pricing: $5 rabies; $10 Bordetella; $15 DHPP; $15 FVRCP; $15 Leukemia; $25 microchips (does not include registration); $25 deworming.

three cats

9 Lives for $9

Adopt a cat who is 9 months or older for $9! The 9 Lives for $9 adoption promotion lasts until August 31st and aims to find home for adult cats. All cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped* prior to adoption. Give an adult cat a chance at a happy home!

*registration not included.

employee and puppy

Joyful Pet Moments

spcaLA has been chosen by Nestlé Purina and Ralphs to participate in the 2012 Joyful Pet Moments program! Share your joyful pet moments online and you will be eligible to win a digital coupon for one free, up to $2.00, Purina® brand product at Ralphs or a $1 donation made by Purina for the participating animal welfare organizations. Plus your participation guarantees that spcaLA will receive a donation to help abused and abandoned animals in Los Angeles! Program lasts until July 31st so enter now. Thank you for supporting spcaLA!

  • Shopping Partners

    Remember to check out spcaLA’s shopping partners this summer! Find a local dog walker who gives back on Rover.com. Be sure to look for their spcaLA badge as part of their Sit a Dog, Save a Life™ program. Stop by your local Bristol Farms and pick up some Cru Vin Dogs – 50 cents from each bottle is donated to spcaLA! More partners listed here.

  • Training Classes

    Start with the basics, like sit and down, and move on to more complex training at spcaLA's fun, positive-reinforcement obedience training classes! Puppy Preschool™, Level One: Magical Manners™, and Level Two: Outstanding Obedience™ classes enrolling now! All Classes are held at spcaLA's P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach.

  • Message from Madeline

    In the last issue, spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein asked you to express your concern about the recent killing of a young Mountain Lion in Santa Monica. YOUR spcaLA President was invited to participate in a discussion about future wildlife policies hosted by the Santa Monica Police Department and the California Department of Fish and Game at the end of this month. spcaLA is proud to be at the forefront of animal welfare since 1877.

Pets of the Month

prince the cat


Prince is a super friendly and very playful cat. He loves chasing toys and laying in a sunny patch. You can adopt Prince for $9! Prince (12-03120), is a 3 year old male DSH available for adoption at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center.

karma the poodle mix


I have had some rough times but I am doing a lot better now! I came to spcaLA as a stray with my fur so badly matted by burrs, I couldn't even see! The vet techs at spcaLA got me all cleaned up and I feel SO much better. I am a very sweet dog, who loves being petted, and I enjoy a good treat, too! I need a loving home; please come and visit me, I know you will fall in love. Karma (12-03853), is a 2 year old male Poodle mix available for adoption at South Bay Pet Adoption Center.

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Needed Items

staff member and puppy

spcaLA is in great need of canned dog & cat food, as well as puppy food.

Donations can be made at any of our locations during operational hours, or make a monetary donation using this link. Click here for a complete list of needed items.

Upcoming Events


Foster Class

June 23rd
spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250

spcaLA is looking for Foster Parents for pets of all ages and needs. Foster Parents provide temporary homes for pets that are too young for adoption or in need of socialization or extra TLC until they are ready to be placed into adoptions. Potential foster parents must fill out & submit an application prior to attending a foster class. Click here for the application.

cute dog

Lawndale Pet Fair

Meet our adorable adoptables and visit the spcaLA Outreach Booth!

Lawndale Pet Fair
June 23rd
Civic Center Plaza
147 St and Burin Av
Lawndale, CA



Save the date: Kittenpalooza is coming! Find your feline Friend for Life at spcaLA's annual cats and kittens adoption event. Adoption specials, vendors, gift bags for adopters, and more!

July 28
spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Ave.
Hawthorne CA 90250

See you there!

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Pawllywood Ending

During Mark & Brian Pet Adoption Day, 75 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens got new homes! We had some outstanding adoptions, like Sophie a 10 year old Rottweiler who had been with us since February. Bacelli, a blind and mostly deaf Terrier mix found a new family to call his own and four black cats and kittens also found homes. Take a look at the Mark & Brian Pet Adoption Day photo album on Facebook! In addition to a day filled with inspiring adoptions, folks enjoyed vendor booths from Natural Balance, Southern California Honda Dealers, VCA Animal Hospitals, VPI Pet Insurance, Swheat Scoop, and Stella & Chewy's. Visitors also got to meet Dodgers legend, Steve Garvey; see Tillman skateboard, and enjoy a LIVE broadcast by Mark & Brian. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Palozallo's Gelato truck provided delicious refreshments. And, Ralphs provided lunch for our fabulous volunteers and staff! And, we are especially happy to report that Bubbles, the Brussels Griffon mix that needed surgery to repair her broken femur was also adopted! Thanks to all who so generously donated to cover her surgery expenses. Thanks to all who came out and supported spcaLA!

Photo: Two very happy boys with their new Friend for Life, Owen.

Curious what spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein is up to? Read her blog