For some people on the street, their dogs are their family, said Sherri Stankewitz, who started a program to help them get the care they need.
Last summer, Fix Long Beach lead Diana Kliche and Sherri Stankewitz, founder of dog rescue Sparky and the Gang, partnered up and set doggedly to work to open a clinic that had literal doors.
The kitties are all adoptable, and by the time they’re ready to go home with you, they know that a lucky hoomin will be giving them the love, care and respect that they deserve.
Less than 20 animals remain in the care of Long Beach Animal Care Services. The rest have been either fostered or adopted.
“There is a common misconception that Animal Control is somehow separate from Long Beach Animal Care Services … They’re both the same organization.”
Jenn Linn, who founded House of Broken Cookies, focuses on “cats that need extra,” as she puts it.
Residents will foster kittens until each one is 2 months old, when they’ll receive spay/neuter surgery. The foster period depends on each kitten.
During the Fourth of July and a couple of days before and after, shelters are crowded with lost or straying pets frightened by fireworks noise. You can help by freeing up space in the local shelter.
The P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village on Saturday will be teeming with activity and adoptable animals from both the city shelter at Long Beach Animal Care Services and spcaLA.
Live Love Animal Rescue will team with the Long Beach shelter again this year for Foster the Fourth, a period of two to four weeks during which the public can take home a pet to foster shelter dogs and cats.