To celebrate Pete Toulios’ birthday, the family set up a Facebook fundraiser page through Partners of Parks, the supportive nonprofit for Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, of which Animal Care Services is a bureau.
Fix Long Beach has expanded its services to include free microchips, low-cost vaccines and pet-icures, fostering and adoption, vouchers to take a chomp out of the price of spay/neuter, and charitable efforts.
On Monday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., the virtual party will take place (where else?) on Zoom.
The position, included in the 2021 fiscal year budget, would save money down the road, as well as animal lives, officials said.
The Little Paws Kitten Nursery is but a toddler itself, having opened its doors last year on April 15. Like any infant—and all the kittens under its wing—it’ll take a village to see that it matures in the best way possible.
A highly infectious and lethal disease affecting domestic and wild rabbits was discovered in Los Angeles County for the first time this year on Aug. 4.
Long Beach Animal Care Services’ has benefited from strong community effort and passion, particularly the recent and ongoing emptying of the shelters by the hard work of a few rescues, a lot of fosters and an overextended staff.
Nationwide affiliated TV stations are promoting the participating shelters and their pets during the entire month of August.
Sherri Stankewitz has been working at the same frenetic pace for 25 years. As with many rescuers, she started out by herself, scooping up unfortunate canines from the street like a fairy dogmother.
In June, Friends of Long Beach Animals gave away over nine tons of pet food to families that had been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.