Press Releases

Press Releases

50% off Pet Adoptions in Pico Rivera! (2/15/2017) - Los Angeles, CA — It’s PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend! Meet your Friend for Life and adopt a pet for 50% off adoption fees at PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA, 8852 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera CA 90660. The adoption special is available Friday February 17th, 11am-9pm; Saturday February 18th, 11am-9pm; and Sunday February […]
Stray Dog Comes to spcaLA Shelter with Earrings (2/15/2017) - Los Angeles, CA – Nikki, a 5 month old Terrier mix, was wearing studded earrings when she arrived at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) strongly urges owners to resist the urge to pierce their pets’ ears. Simply put, a dog’s […]
spcaLA and WomenShelter Long Beach Partner for Intervention Pilot Program (2/10/2017) - Los Angeles, CA— Today, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) brought a pilot version of the Teaching Love & Compassion (TLC)™ program to the youth and families accessing support services from the WomenShelter Long Beach (WSLB). TLC is spcaLA’s renowned youth program that aims to break the cycle of violence […]
USDA REMOVES ANIMAL WELFARE INSPECTION REPORTS (2/6/2017) - Los Angeles, CA — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) removed an online database Friday that included inspection reports and other information documenting animals killed, injured, or mistreated at facilities such as zoos, fairs, exhibits, performance animal training centers, puppy mills, and research laboratories. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said […]
100th Class of spcaLA’s Teaching Love and Compassion (TLC)™ Graduates (2/2/2017) - Youth Violence Prevention Program Has Served 1,000 Students in Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is proud to announce that the 100th class of Teaching Love & Compassion (TLC)™ graduated today from East Whittier Middle School. TLC is spcaLA’s renowned youth program that […]
Tips to Keep Your Pet’s Pearlies Pearly (2/1/2017) - February is pet dental hygiene month Los Angeles, CA — Keeping your pet’s teeth clean even between dental check-ups at the vet is important for more than just fresh breath and a winning smile. You can help prevent periodontal (gum) disease, and even potentially prevent a bacterial infection from reaching your pet’s kidneys, liver, heart […]
710 Freeway Chase Dog Adopted After Year In Shelter (1/30/2017) - Brittney works with school children to teach kindness to animals Los Angeles, CA — After a year at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach, Brittney has been adopted. Brittney is one of six dogs who made national headlines when they ran onto the 710 Freeway on January 19, 2016. […]
Harry Pawter is 700th Adoption! (1/27/2017) - spcaLA’s PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center in Pico Rivera hits adoption milestone Los Angeles, CA — Harry Pawter, an enchanting Tabby cat, took a break from quidditch to meet his new family and become the 700th adoption at the PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los […]
spcaLA Leads the Way to Help Survivors of Domestic Violence and their Pets (1/26/2017) - spcaLA offers detailed plan for any agency to use Los Angeles, CA — Today, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) announced a way for animal shelters to help break the cycle of domestic violence and animal abuse: the spcaLA Animal Safety Net (ASN)™ program. For the first time since the program’s […]
What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Parvo (1/19/2017) - Los Angeles, CA — Scientifically, Canine Parvovirus or parvo, consists of a single strand of DNA, yet this simple organism can be complex, confounding, and quite deadly. Like most effective viruses, parvo is exceptional at infecting quickly, is resilient, and difficult to remove from surfaces. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles […]
Final Curtain Call for Ringling Brothers – spcaLA Responds (1/18/2017) - Los Angeles, CA — In 1877, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) was founded by Henry Bergh to protect animals (in addition to women and children). He was vehemently opposed to the exploitation of animals, and was known to argue publicly with P.T. Barnum in order to persuade him that […]
spcaLA presents Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement Seminar to Local, State, and National Law Enforcement Personnel (1/17/2017) - Los Angeles, CA — Today, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) will present “Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement” to a group of law enforcement personnel and animal welfare experts, including officers from the Los Angeles and San Francisco Police Departments; representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing […]
Painfully matted, neglected stray Terrier gets a new lease on life (1/13/2017) - Available for adoption at spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) recently received a stray dog with fur so badly matted he could neither lift his leg nor wag his tail. spcaLA’s Veterinary Services Department shaved off the chocolate-brown Terrier’s matted […]
No kiddin’, we’ve got a Christmas kitten! (12/22/2016) - spcaLA experiences unseasonable rise in kitten intake Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) has kittens. Being Los Angeles’ oldest animal welfare agency, having kittens is not unusual for spcaLA – unless it’s December. “It’s three days before Christmas and I have 37 kittens in adoptions,” said […]
Man Who Sold Sickly Puppies from the Trunk of His Car Pleads No Contest to Four Misdemeanor Counts (12/19/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Armando Viramontes, Jr. (03-28-73) pleaded no contest today on two misdemeanor counts of Penal Code Section 597Z(a), sale of dogs under eight (8) weeks of age and on two misdemeanor counts of Penal Code Section 597.4(a)(2), selling live animals in a public place. The plea took place in the Los Angeles […]
spcaLA Teaches Law Enforcement How to Read Dog (12/16/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Incidents of family dogs being shot by officers are prevalent, most recently a dog named Baloo died after being shot by an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department. The circumstances of Baloo’s death are still under investigation, however Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) urges […]
Facebook Video of Animal Abuse Leads to Arrest. Man Charged with Three Felony Counts (12/8/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Davion Shawntell Oatez (08-22-94) was taken into custody yesterday and charged with two felony counts of Penal Code § 597(a) animal cruelty and a weapons enhancement for the use of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a felony Penal Code § 12022 (b) (1). The arrest is the result of […]
Tips for a Safe and Stress-Free Thanksgiving (11/18/2016) - Los Angeles – As you prepare to give thanks, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) offers the following tips to ensure that everyone, including pets, has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. While you are out shopping for your family’s feast, consider picking up a bag or can of dog, cat, […]
Abandoned Mother Cat and Kittens Make Full Recovery (11/11/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – A cat and her four kittens have fully recovered after being left outside in direct sunlight on the hottest day of the year. On September 26, 2016, when the temperature soared to a blistering 104 degrees, the vulnerable clowder were abandoned in a carrier and left outside of the spcaLA South […]
$18.77 Pet Adoptions in Pico Rivera! (11/10/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – It’s PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend! Meet your Friend for Life and adopt a pet for $18.77 at PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA, 8852 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera CA 90660. The adoption special is available Friday November 11th, 11am-9pm; Saturday November 12th, 11am-9pm; and Sunday November 13th, 11am-6pm at […]
Free Pet Adoptions for Members of the Military (11/10/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – spcaLA and the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation would like to honor and say thank you to our dedicated service men and women by providing free pet adoptions for members of the military and their immediate families on Veterans Day Weekend, November 11, 12, and 13, 2016. Service men and women […]
Animal Cruelty Conviction for Pair Who Abused and Neglected Multiple Dogs, Birds (11/4/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Martha Salmeron (08-22-81) and Pedro Cruz (05-21-62) pleaded no contest before Judge Karen A. Gauff yesterday (11/3/2016) in Dept. 5 at Compton Courthouse on charges stemming from an animal cruelty investigation conducted by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). The case, number 6CS04300, was prosecuted by […]
Local spcaLA asks for your help solving a rash of break-ins: Thief targets animal charity (10/7/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) asks for your help in identifying a thief who burgled its Los Angeles headquarters at 5026 West Jefferson Blvd in the early morning of September 29, 2016. “He broke in, despite, or maybe to spite, a sophisticated security system including […]
Fresh from offering expertise to the DOJ, spcaLA presents Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement Seminar (10/5/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Director of Animal Cruelty Investigations, Lieutenant Cesar Perea, was recently tapped by the U.S. Department of Justice to participate in their “Law Enforcement and Canine Encounters” Forum, presented by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office in partnership with Strategic […]
40,000 Pets Adopted! spcaLA’s public-private partnership celebrates 15 years of service (9/28/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles’ (spcaLA) celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center on Thursday September 29th. Since the grand opening in 2001, over 40,000 pets have found a new leash on life at the Village. To celebrate, […]
World Rabies Day Reminder to Keep Pet Vaccines Current (9/28/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Today is World Rabies Day and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) reminds pet owners to keep rabies vaccines up to date for the health and safety of their pets. spcaLA is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine Clinic on October 22nd in Plummer Park in the […]
spcaLA Commends Signing of Bill Decriminalizing Saving Pet from Hot Cars (9/27/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) commends Governor Jerry Brown’s signing Bill AB 797, or the Right to Rescue Act. The bill protects citizens from criminal and civil penalties when they act to free a pet in immediate danger from a locked vehicle. Prior to this bill, […]
Warrant Issued for Animal Cruelty Offender (9/21/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — A warrant for the arrest of Laquisha Kelly (DOB: 11-16-80) has been issued for failure to appear at a restitution hearing related to misdemeanor animal cruelty conviction (Court Case # 6CS0052). Kelly pleaded guilty before Judge Andrew Kim in Dept. 12 at Compton Courthouse on August 15, 2016 and was sentenced […]
spcaLA has Most Unusual Kittens in Los Angeles (9/15/2016) - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) has some very unusual kittens available for adoption: the first ever (probably) litter of Polydactyl American Curl kittens! “This is the strangest bunch we’ve ever seen – and after 140 years, we’d thought we’d seen it all,” said Madeline Bernstein, spcaLA President. Polydactyls or “Hemingway […]
BARKTOBERFEST! (9/13/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Breweries and pubs across Los Angeles are participating in BARKTOBERFEST, a series of fundraisers to support Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). BARKTOBERFEST kicks-off Saturday, September 17th at Three Weav3ers Brewing Company at 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. in Inglewood. BARKTOBERFEST celebrates 15 years of the spcaLA P.D. […]
spcaLA Investigation Leads to Revoked License for Veterinarian (8/31/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – As a result of an animal cruelty investigation by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA), the veterinarian license of Ryan James Whitney (DVM) of Long Beach has been revoked by the California Veterinary Medical Board after it was found that he subjected a “feline patient to […]
spcaLA stationed at the Sand Fire (7/25/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Late Saturday afternoon, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) deployed their elite Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) ™ to the Sand Fire. Stationed at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, the spcaLA team worked a 24-hour shift to keep area horses, livestock, and other animals safe from the encroaching fire.
spcaLA To Assist with Equine Evacuation (7/23/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Late Saturday afternoon, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) deployed their elite Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) ™ to the Sand Fire.
“Miles for Paws”: Basecamp Fitness Supports spcaLA Through Charity Class (7/12/2016) - Los Angeles, CA –Basecamp Fitness, a leading California-based High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) studio, will host a charity class, “Miles for Paws”, on Saturday, July 16, 2016 benefiting spcaLA at their Santa Monica and West Hollywood locations.  For each mile ridden on the bike by class participants, Basecamp Fitness will donate $1 to the local animal […]
spcaLA Mourns the Death of Credo (6/29/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is saddened to learn that Credo, esteemed member of the Long Beach Police Department K-9 Unit was shot in killed in the line of duty today.
U.S. Moves to Minimize Animal Testing (6/29/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – President Barack Obama signed into law last week the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which includes new chemical safety measures to minimize animal testing. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) commends this progress.
spcaLA Adopts Out 97 Cats and Kittens at CatConLA® 2016 (6/28/2016) - Los Angeles, CA –Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) found homes for 97 cats and kittens at CatConLA®, presented by Hills® Science Diet® and Petco, this weekend. In its second year, the event held at The Reef in downtown LA, celebrates all things cat and the people who love them.
Pairing is Caring Spills the Wine for Shelter Pets of spcaLA (6/24/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Inside The Cellar Team hosts Pairing is Caring, July 9th, 2016 at the LA River Studios (2025 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065), from 3:30pm to 7:00pm to benefit the programs and services of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). Pairing Is Caring is a quarterly nonprofit fundraiser with proceeds donated to rotating charities. Attendees will enjoy unlimited food pairings, craft beer, cider, and wine pours.
spcaLA Ready to Adopt 100+ Cats and Kittens at CatConLA® 2016 (6/24/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) has spent months peparing for this weekend’s CatConLA® (catconla.com) where LA’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization hopes to find homes for more than 100 adorable, purring cats and kittens. CatConLA® is June 25 and 26, 2016, at The Reef, […]
Keep Pets Safe and Cool During Heatwave (6/17/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — The National Weather Service says the heat wave over the next three days could be “one for the record books.” Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) offers the following information to keep pets safe. First and foremost: do NOT leave pets or children unattended in cars, not […]
Chihuahua Named Rosalita is 500th Adoption! (6/17/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Rosalita, a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix is the 500th adoption at the PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles).
spcaLA to Host Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic Saturday, June 18th in Lawndale (6/16/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, June 18th from 10am to 2pm at the City of Lawndale Safety and Pet Fair at 14717 Burin Avenue (Civic Center Plaza).  For more information call (310) 676-1149. Clinic […]
Find a Pet that Rocks June 11th at spcaLA’s Pet Adoption Day (6/6/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – It’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles’ (spcaLA)  biggest Pet Adoption Day of the year presented by 95.5 KLOS and TalkRadio 790 KABC.  The adoption event is Saturday, June 11th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center […]
Pre-trial Set for Man in Possession of Fighting Gamecocks (5/27/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Aurelio Gonzales (DOB: 09-22-1975) will begin pre-trial proceedings on July 19, 2016 for charges of Possession of Gamecocks for Fighting Purposes, in accordance with California Penal Code 597j(a) in Los Angeles County Superior Court (DA case # 6ES01879). The charges stem from an investigation by humane officers of Society for the Prevention […]
California Legislators Propose “Hot Dog” Bill (5/24/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) supports AB 797, “The Right to Rescue Act” otherwise known as the “Hot Dog Bill” which would legally allow people to rescue a dog left in a hot vehicle, even if it means smashing the car window.
Protect Your Pets, Protect Yourself (5/24/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Vaccinating your pet, flea and tick prevention, and deworming are all ways to protect your pet and prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases.
Free Pet Adoptions for Members of the Military (5/23/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – spcaLA and the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation would like to honor and say thank you to our dedicated service men and women by providing free pet adoptions for members of the military and their immediate families on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th and 29th, 2016. Service men and women can visit any spcaLA pet adoption center to participate in the promotion.
We’ve Got Class! New Dog Training Classes Offered at spcaLA (5/23/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – There’s no time like the present to teach your dog new tricks! In addition to obedience, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Los Angeles (spcaLA) Training Department is offering a variety of classes at their Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Burbank locations this summer, including their newest class, Fido […]
Summertime in Long Beach Means Camp Time at spcaLA (5/20/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Summer is coming.  And soon, 400 kids from Long Beach and the surrounding areas will descend upon the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center to learn the basics of pet care, kindness to animals, and the beginnings of dog training.  One-week sessions of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to […]
spcaLA President to Attend Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence Forum (5/20/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – The President of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA), Madeline Bernstein, will attend the Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence Forum hosted by California Assemblywoman, Patty López, who represents the 39th District.
spcaLA Calls on LA County Supervisor to Cease Shooting of Coyotes in Rancho Palos Verdes Area (5/19/2016) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) learned today that the cities of Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes have hired the County of Los Angeles Agricultural Commissioner/Department of Weights and Measures to rid the area of coyotes. The County used a .22 caliber […]
Checkoff for Animals! Help Abused and Abandoned Animals on California Tax Return (4/11/2016) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) encourages all Californians to help abused and abandoned animals by checking off line 431 on their state tax return.  The Prevention of Animal Homelessness & Cruelty Fund gives taxpayers the opportunity to help animals in need in the state of […]
spcaLA reminds: leave wildlife alone (2/25/2016) - Selfies are a fun way to remember a moment, but Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) would like to remind the public to look and not touch when it comes to wildlife.
Today is spcaLA Day in Los Angeles! (1/27/2016) - City Council marks day for 139th anniversary of city’s first animal welfare organization
spcaLA Continues Law Enforcement Training (1/15/2016) - Dog behavior course aims to protect pets and police Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is administering its POST-certified “Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement” course to 70 law enforcement professional from municipal, state, and federal agencies today in Hermosa Beach.  Upon completion, officers can affect more […]
Hill’s® Science Diet® and Petco Named Official Presenting Sponsors for CatConLA 2016 (1/13/2016) - LOS ANGELES — Hill’s® Science Diet® and Petco  were named today the official presenting sponsors for the second annual CatCon, a global conference that celebrates groundbreaking products and ideas in art, design, fashion, pop culture and attitude.  CatConLA (catconla.com) will take place June 25 and 26, 2016, at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, in Los […]
Buyer Beware: The Hidden Price of a Bargain (12/22/2015) - Adopt from a reputable source and other holiday pet tips from spcaLA Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) warns against purchasing puppies advertised online or in classified papers. Instead, adopt from spcaLA, a humane society, a county or city shelter, or an accredited 501c3 rescue organization. […]
Don’t Pass the Stuffing to the Dog! (11/17/2015) - spcaLA’s tips for a safe and stress-free Thanksgiving Los Angeles – As you prepare to give thanks, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) offers the following tips to ensure that everyone, including pets, has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. While you are out shopping for your family’s feast, consider picking […]
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles and VCA Animal Hospitals launch Finding Rover’s revolutionary facial recognition technology to identify lost pets (11/12/2015) - Industry partnership now makes advanced CSI techniques available for pets LOS ANGELES – November 12, 2015 – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) and VCA Animal Hospital’s unveiled a new partnership with Finding Rover that has the ability to help reunite more lost dogs with their family by using CSI […]
It’s PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend! (11/11/2015) - 50% off adoption fees at PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA in Pico Rivera Los Angeles, CA – It’s PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend! Meet your Friend for Life and receive 50% off adoption fees at PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA, 8852 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera CA 90660. The adoption special is […]
Free Pet Adoptions for Members of the Military (11/10/2015) - spcaLA & Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation Team Up for Veterans Day Weekend Adoption Event Los Angeles, CA – spcaLA and the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation would like to honor and say thank you to our dedicated service men and women by providing free pet adoptions for members of the military and their immediate […]
Have a Hauntless Halloween with Pet Safety Tips from spcaLA (10/26/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) wants all members of the family to be safe this Halloween and offers these Halloween safety tips for your pets. The biggest dangers for pets on Halloween are chocolate, pets dressed in costumes that are not meant for them, a […]
HOWL-o-Ween Spooktacular at the spcaLA Marketplace in Long Beach Saturday October 24th (10/21/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting the annual HOWL-o-Ween Spooktacular at the spcaLA Marketplace in Long Beach on Saturday, October 24th from 11am to 3pm at 7700 E Spring St, Long Beach (in El Dorado Park). The Spooktacular features paw painting, trick or treating, […]
spcaLA Hosts Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic Saturday, October 24th in West Hollywood (10/19/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, October 24th from 10am to 1pm at Plummer Park located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. For more information call (310) 676-1149. Clinic Prices DHPP: $15 Rabies: […]
National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook (10/9/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Southland today. Temperatures are expected to be in the triple digits in some areas, and the combination of hot and dry weather will create heightened fire danger in the mountains and valleys. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals […]
spcaLA Hosts Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic Saturday, September 26th in South Bay (9/25/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, September 26th from 10am to 1pm at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center located at 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA. For more information call (310) 676-1149. Clinic Prices […]
Man Caught on Video Beating His Dog Pleads Guilty (9/25/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — A 22-year-old man who was caught on video repeatedly striking his 2 year old German Shepherd, “Sam” in the head, pled guilty today to animal cruelty charges in accordance with California Penal Code 597a in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Victor Almendariz (DOB: 06-19-1992) was convicted on one count misdemeanor animal […]
Legislature Declares Shelter Pet as Official California State Pet (9/9/2015) - SACRAMENTO, CA – Last week the California State Legislature passed a concurrent resolution declaring the Shelter Pet as the official California State Pet. The resolution, ACR 56, was introduced by Assemblymember Eric Linder (R-Corona). Each year, over 800,000 animals are taken in by California’s public and private shelters, with fewer than half adopted into new […]
Triple Digits Expected This Week (9/8/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning due to rising temperatures for the Southland through Saturday. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) reminds people: do NOT leave pets or children unattended in cars, not even for 5 seconds. Not only is it illegal, […]
$18.77 Cat and Kitten Adoption Fees for spcaLA’s Kittenpalooza (7/20/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles’ (spcaLA) annual cats and kittens adoption event, KITTENPALOOZA is this Saturday, July 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at spcaLA’s South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne. During KITTENPALOOZA, all cat and kitten adoption fees will be $18.77, an homage to spcaLA’s […]
The Big 2-0-0! (7/1/2015) - spcaLA’s PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center in Pico Rivera hits adoption milestone Los Angeles, CA – The PetSmart Charities™ Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles) has reached a milestone: 200 animals have been adopted! Located inside PetSmart®, the Everyday Adoption Center opened in January of this […]
Have a Happy Fourth of July with Pet Safety Tips from spcaLA (6/22/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – — Independence Day’s fireworks displays and parties are a blast for people, but pets can sometimes be startled by all the commotion of loud noises and visitors. Every Independence Day, shelters fill with lost and injured pets. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) recommends taking these […]
Tara, a Cat from Bakersfield, is spcaLA’s 33rd Annual National Hero Dog Award™ winner (6/19/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) broke from tradition and presented its 33rd Annual National Hero Dog Award™ to a cat! Tara, a 7 year old Tabby from Bakersfield, California received the spcaLA National Hero Dog Award™, as well as a year’s supply of cat food, […]
spcaLA’s 33rd National Hero Dog Award™ to be Presented Friday June 19th (6/17/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) will present its 33rd Annual National Hero Dog Award™ at 10am on Friday June 19, 2015 in a ceremony at Stars Plaza at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. For thirty-three years, spcaLA has recognized the heroic efforts of a […]
spcaLA to Host Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic Saturday, June 13th in Lawndale (6/9/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 2pm at the City of Lawndale Safety and Pet Fair at 14717 Burin Avenue (Civic Center Plaza). For more information call (888) 772-2521. Clinic […]
Convicted Felony Animal Abuser Sentenced to County Jail for Parole Violation (6/2/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Convicted felony animal cruelty offender, Charles Ferguson (01/17/61), pled guilty to a probation violation today and was sentenced to 3 years in jail in Los Angeles Superior Court, Department L, the Honorable Judge Michael Shultz presiding (TA125709). Ferguson was convicted of 4 felony and 4 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts in September […]
For Those About to Adopt, We Salute You (6/1/2015) - Find a Pet that Rocks June 6th at spcaLA’s Pet Adoption Day Presented by 95.5 KLOS and TalkRadio 790 KABC Los Angeles, CA – It is Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles’ (spcaLA) biggest Pet Adoption Day of the year presented by 95.5 KLOS and TalkRadio 790 KABC. The all day […]
Compton Students Elect Compassion, Prevent Violence (5/27/2015) - spcaLA offers first-of-its-kind Humane Education Elective Program to schools The first program of its kind in California, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA)’s Humane Education Elective Program increases empathy and prevents violence. Offered to students in the Compton Unified School District (CUSD), the spcaLA program works to bring humane education […]
Not All Who Wander Are Lost (5/21/2015) - spcaLA recommends “Do Not Disturb” approach to turtles and other wildlife Don’t take anything from the wild except a picture! photo by D. Alpern Los Angeles, CA – Saturday May 23rd is World Turtle Day and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) would like to remind Californians not to disturb […]
Free Pet Adoptions for Members of the Military (5/18/2015) - spcaLA & Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation Team Up for Memorial Day Weekend Adoption Event Los Angeles, CA – spcaLA and the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation would like to honor and say thank you to our dedicated service men and women by providing free pet adoptions for members of the military and their immediate […]
Earth Day Tips for Pets (4/22/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – In honor of Earth Day, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) offers these tips to be a more earth-friendly pet parent. Pick up After Your Pet When walking your dog, always carry a pooper-scooper or biodegradable plastic bags with you to pick up your pet’s waste. […]
Peafowl Will Be Trapped and Relocated in Rolling Hills Estates (4/15/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Earlier this month, the City of Rolling Hills Estates announced it would allow private trapping and relocation of peafowl. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) intends to monitor the “relocation” and ensure that the birds are treated humanely. According to Palos Verdes Peninsula News, Rolling Hills […]
Looking for Courageous Canines (4/14/2015) - Calls for spcaLA’s National Hero Dog Award™ Nominations for Courageous Acts Occurring in 2014 Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is currently seeking nominations for the 33rd Annual spcaLA National Hero Dog Award™. This national award celebrates heroic acts performed by ordinary dogs that have gone […]
Convicted Felony Animal Abuser Violates Probation (4/2/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Convicted felony animal cruelty offender, Charles Ferguson, is believed to be providing guard dogs to local businesses, in direct violation of his probation. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is asking for the public’s help. If you suspect a location is using Ferguson’s guard dogs or […]
spcaLA.com has a new look! (3/30/2015) - Same agency you've known and trusted since 1877, snazzier package.
Owner of Neglected, Starved Dogs Pleads No Contest to Animal Cruelty (3/27/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — A 32-year-old man accused of depriving ten canines of veterinary care and necessary sustenance, such as food and water, plead no contest today to animal cruelty charges in an East Los Angeles Superior Court. Charges were brought against Mr. Candelario as a result of an animal cruelty investigation by Society for […]
Eggcellent Hens Up for Adoption, spcaLA Hosts Chicken Adoption Event with Animal Place (3/23/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) and Animal Place sanctuary are partnering to find homes for 2,000 white leghorn hens rescued from an egg farm. Animal Place will facilitate all adoption applications. Pre-approved adopters will pick-up their new feathered friends on Saturday, March 28th at the […]
spcaLA Hosts Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic in West Hollywood (3/20/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, March 21st from 10am to 1pm at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For more information call (310) 676-1149. spcaLA strongly […]
spcaLA Hosts Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic Saturday, February 21st in South Bay (2/17/2015) - Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, February 21st from 10am to 1pm at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center located at 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA. For more information call (310) 676-1149. In light […]
You Pet, I Pet, We All Play with iPet (2/11/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Today, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is activating the iPET Companion system at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach. iPet Companion is the world’s first interactive, web-based pet toy. With its unique technology, the iPet Companion system allows online […]
Long Beach Man Sentenced to Jail for Killing Cat (1/6/2015) - Los Angeles CA – A 24-year-old man convicted of killing his cat was sentenced today to jail, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Last month, Steven Ullery of Long Beach pleaded guilty to a felony count of cruelty to an animal in case NA098033. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Tomson T. Ong […]
Grand Opening of New spcaLA Pet Adoption Center (1/6/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is opening a new pet adoption center located inside the PetSmart in Pico Rivera at 8852 Washington Blvd., this Saturday, January 10th. Located inside PetSmart, the Everyday Adoption Center is operated and staffed by spcaLA and the pets that are […]
spcaLA to Provide Non-surgical Neuter Training (1/2/2015) - Los Angeles, CA – spcaLA Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Britton Ross, DVM will train fellow veterinarians how to administer zinc neutering, also known as Zeutering at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center on January 5, 2015. This is the first training of Zeutering in Los Angeles proper. Zeutering is non-invasive, […]

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