PET FOOD SHORTAGE at spcaLA SHELTERS

Summer animal intake depletes reserves

Los Angeles, CA (11/22/19) – The pet food reserves are dangerously low at Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). spcaLA urges the community to donate pet food or funds. spcaLA needs canned and dry pet food for kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs.

“If you are out getting cranberry sauce, please grab a can or two of pet food for shelter animals,” says spcaLA Vice President, Miriam Davenport. “We go through around 75,000 pounds of pet food every year – that’s the weight of about 7 SUVs.”

After a particularly busy summer season – with a “kitten season” that never ended – the stores of pet food and cat litter have diminished to almost nothing. The supplies of canned and dry kitten food are completely exhausted, and stores of dry and canned cat, dog, and puppy food, as well as non-clumping cat litter and dogs chews for enrichment are depleted.

There are many ways to help. Compassionate citizens can host a donation drive at office, school, or other community gathering spaces. Shop and ship needed items from spcaLA’s AmazonSmile Charity Wishlist, make a tax-deductible donation at spcaLA.com, or pick up a few items for shelter pets while out shopping this holiday season.

Drop off donations at the following spcaLA locations during business hours:

spcaLA Pet Adoption Center & Administrative Office
5026 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm

spcaLA Marketplace
7700 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815
Wed-Fri, 9am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4:30pm

spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90815
Wed-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm

spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm

For many years, spcaLA has worked with corporate donors and individuals to provide donations of food and supplies necessary for shelter pets. Without public support, the agency may have to divert funds from crucial programs, like Animal Cruelty Investigations and violence prevention initiatives, to fill the need.

If you represent a pet food brand, pet supply store, or logistics company and would like to set up a donation of one or more pallets of food or cat litter, please contact spcaLA at mdavenport@spcaLA.com or (323) 334-4485.