NOTE: This press release is from 2012. As of 2016, AngelDogs Foundation no longer exists.
Thanks to a generous grant from the California Community Foundation, AngelDogs Foundation has launched “Canine Companions” in Los Angeles County, including the Santa Clarita Valley. Qualified low-income pet owners are eligible to receive a free spay/neuter surgery for a dog of any size on the AngelDogs Foundation mobile clinic, which hosts a location at Backwoods Inn in Canyon Country the first three Wednesdays of each month.
“The economy has made it very challenging for many people to be able to afford spay or neuter and abide by the Los Angeles County ordinance to have their pets fixed,” said Lisa Tipton, director of AngelDogs Foundation. “We are very grateful to the California Community Foundation for allowing us to help the pet owners that really need it the most.”
Qualifications for Canine Companions includes proof of low-income status such as government assistance (unemployment, disability, welfare, Medi-Cal), including seniors over 60 on Social Security. The AngelDogs Foundation call center will pre-qualify pet owners upon scheduling an appointment. Physical proof of low-income status is required at time of spay/neuter appointment.
Statistics indicate that 4 to 6 million homeless dogs and cats are killed at United States shelters every year. That number is not only heartbreaking, it’s expensive. In California alone, $300 million taxpayer dollars are spent catching, housing and disposing of unwanted companion animals.
“Spaying and neutering pets is the proven solution to reducing the pet overpopulation problem. The California Community Foundation Canine Companions grant will allow us to spay or neuter 146 dogs,” Tipton said. “Short-term, based on predicted reproduction rates, that means 1,460 dogs will be prevented from entering the shelter system, becoming strays or worse. Long-term, that number increases to tens of thousands.”
For schedule information, visit www.angeldogsfoundation.org. For information on qualifying for Canine Companions or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 504-SPAY (7729).
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Museum will host the inaugural Haunted "Bones' Gulch" Halloween Attraction on Saturday nights Oct. 1-29. The final night of the attraction will be Sunday, Oct. 30. Proceeds go toward the LASD Museum.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a virtual webinar on Sept. 28 to update local educational agencies, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, on over $3.6 billion in block grants and other resources to promote financial education in California high schools.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger honored the Republic of Artsakh’s Foreign Minister, David Babayan, by presenting a scroll at the Board of Supervisors' meeting to commemorate the alliance and solidarity between Los Angeles County and Artsakh.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has taken immediate action to temporarily close Pico Canyon Park, in Stevenson Ranch, until further notice after an aggressive mountain lion was seen in the area.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is extending the public review period for the Palmdale to Burbank Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 30 days to Dec. 1, 2022.
A motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger that called for the county to comply with the constitution and report back with non-custodial, secure mental health treatment facility models for incarcerated individuals who cannot be diverted was rejected by the Board of Supervisors.