spcaLA’s Humane Educators Share Knowledge

Los Angeles, CA  — Yesterday, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) visited a Long Beach Senior Assisted Living Facility, LB & 21, to educate residents with pets about proper pet care and best practices for meeting new pet companions. spcaLA humane educators visited the facility at the request of People Assisting The Homeless (PATH). spcaLA Director of Humane Education, Denisse Bernal covered dog behavior and body language, and appropriate ways to meet and approach dogs with the assistance of spcaLA doggie ambassador, Crow. Residents posed excellent questions about handling shy or fearful pets and keeping pets safe around others.

spcaLA Doggie Ambassador, Crow and Residents

spcaLA’s programs and services go well beyond those of animal adoption and include humane education, animal cruelty investigations, and violence intervention. spcaLA’s humane educators, often work with children, but kids and adults alike can benefit from the message of kindness to animals and proper care for animal companions. spcaLA offers several free classroom presentations for teachers for download on the spcaLA website. These lessons covers topics such as animal cruelty, pet overpopulation, and safety.

PATH, founded in 1984, is ending homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. They do this by building affordable housing and providing supportive services throughout California. In just the last four years PATH has helped nearly 7,300 people move off the streets and into permanent homes. Their goal is to help 10,000 people Make It Home by 2020. www.epath.org.