Volunteers at Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) go way beyond “willingness” in their devotion to the well-being of the cats, dogs and rabbits who live in the kennels and the Bunny Barn.
The van will also roll into areas of Long Beach where residents need assistance with keeping their pets healthy.
Live adoptions are returning in full swing since pandemic restrictions have been eased, and efforts to find homes for cats and kittens are redoubling this year, thanks to a kitten season that some rescuers say is worse than last year’s.
“I have massive ideas that are doable, and in my heart, I want to accomplish all by next week!” Teri Gray said. “It’s hard to go so slow!”
Pets get loose somehow or other during the couple of days before and after the Fourth of July—more than any other time during the year.
Remember that cat trappers are volunteers. They do what they do because it’s in their DNA, but they’re still doing it on their own time. They want to help and teach but not do it for you, at least, not after your first rodeo. Join in to help them help you and the cats.
Adoptions have tapered off, and fosters are even more badly needed. Cat rescues and animal shelters are pleading for people to help house cats and kittens.
Rescue founder Sherri Stankewitz has spent 25 years in rescue and has taken a lot of tangential rescue rides that make Mr. Toad look like Mr. Magoo.