Some of the furry lobbyists at the mayor’s fourth Kitty Hall saw their petitions fulfilled. Four rescues—Long Beach Animal Care Services and its adoption satellite at Pet Food Express, spcaLA, Helen Sanders CatPAWS and Long Beach Spay & Neuter Foundation—participated in the event and sent 33 cats home, including adults, seniors and kittens who’ll go to their new families after they’ve been spayed or neutered. Even better, there are adoptions-in-waiting that’ll take place after hubby or wifey or landlordie gives the OK and the applications have been approved.
If you’re experiencing onero felibus, or cat overload, here’s some balance. These seniors deserve to go home, too.
The German shepherds in the video were brought to the shelter in March. It’s not clear whether they’re related, but they’re both seniors. Nothing cheeses many of us off more than hearing about pets who’ve been with their humans all these years and are unexpectedly (in their eyes) separated from them. Forever. It may have been unavoidable, but the dogs don’t know that.
Abijah (ID#A623007) is a 10-year-old neutered male, and Jesse (#A427987) is a 13-year-old spayed female, and they’re both social, gentle and kind. Do you know someone who could spring them so that they can spend their sunset years the way they’re supposed to? You, maybe? You won’t regret it. The shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, at the entrance to El Dorado Park. No parking fee for shelter visitors. Video courtesy of Long Beach Animal Care Services
Things to do, pets to support
Please send any Long Beach or Seal Beach pet-related events or projects to [email protected]. Posting subject to approval.
Fix Long Beach Free CAT Spay/Neuter Clinic: Sunday, May 26, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St., Long Beach, free spay/neuter for qualifying Long Beach residents, with appointment; free microchips, shots, flea-med doses, dewormers and nail trimmings $10 each—no appointment necessary.
Newborn kittens are the most euthanized pets in shelters, ours included. The best way to stop a flood is to tamp the source, and that’s why we’re here. Our appointments are fully booked, but you can come for standby at 10:30 a.m. Appointments are available for future clinics—come make one. Full details are available here.
Furry Friends Faire: Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave., Long Beach, free
Please join the Friends of Los Cerritos and the Los Cerritos Neighborhood Association at this terrific family event! Check the flyer for details. You sure don’t want to miss Pet Paw the Great.
Paw Tenders Memorial Walk for Jess Bingaman: Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.–noon, Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, free
Friends and supporters of popular dog walker Jess Bingaman will honor her through a “pack walk” from Shoreline Village to the Queen Mary and back, approximately five miles. Bingaman and five dogs she was tending were killed when a driver fleeing from police plowed into them with his vehicle. The organizers welcome participants with or without dogs to join the walk. Walkers are advised to bring water and snacks and wear walking shoes. Dogs must be on leashes and kept at a respectable distance from other dogs.
“One of the strongest foundations built between us and the dogs we work with is through a pack walk,” wrote Yasmeen Zenni on the Facebook page dedicated to the walk. “So I thought what better way to honor and thank Jessie for her hard work and dedication by participating in a calm pack walk at a place she loved and frequented the most.
The Pawtenders Memorial Fund for Bingaman’s family is accepting donations at this link.
Fix Long Beach’s ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ Casino Night: Saturday, June 22, 6 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Cosmic Brewery, 20316 Gramercy Place., Torrance, $20 per ticket, available here.
It shouldn’t be a gamble to see whether Fix Long Beach can spay and neuter as many cats and dogs as possible as well as support the fosters. But it sure can be a neat way to fund the clinics, if last year’s event was any indication! The event includes a burger bar with a vegan option, s’more bar, discounts on beer and wine, and $50 casino cash for full-size craps, poker, roulette and blackjack tables. Come dressed to win in your favorite Western wear, and have fun during the Best Moustache contest; the 50/50 drawing; the silent auction; which includes some amazing trips; and the opportunity drawing. Prizes will go to the biggest casino winners. Tickets are available here.
Adopt, adopt, adopt
The following pet-related businesses regularly feature cat, dog and rabbit adoptions. If you’re a Long Beach-area rescue and don’t see your adoption event listed here, please email [email protected]. Click on the links for each rescue in case of updates or changes.
Chase Bank, 5200 East Second St., Long Beach
- Long Beach Spay & Neuter Foundation, noon–4 p.m.
Gelson’s Market, 6255 E. 2nd St.
Kahoots Pet Store, 18681 Main St. #102, Huntington Beach
- Zoey’s Place Rescue, fourth Saturday of each month, noon–4 p.m.
Petco Animal Supplies, Marina Shores, 6500 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach
- Helen Sanders CatPAWSpermanent adoption center, store hours.
- Rabbit Rescue Inc., adoptable rabbits daily, store hours.
- Live Love Animal Rescue, first Sunday of the month, 1–3 p.m.
Pet Food Express, 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach:
- Pet Food Express Cat Adoption Center, permanent adoption center, business hours alternate weekends, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Fix Long Beach, occasional weekends.
- Live Love Animal Rescue, first Saturday of each month, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Ozzie and Friends Rescue, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., alternate Sundays.
- The Little Lion Foundation, alternate weekends, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Zazzy Cats
PetSmart Cerritos, 12741 Towne Center Drive, Cerritos
- The Little Lion Foundation, permanent adoption center, store hours.
PetSmart Compton, 1775 South Alameda St., Compton
- Zazzy Cats Kitty Rescue,permanent adoption center, store hours.
- Rabbit Rescue Inc., one adoptable rabbit daily, store hours.
PetSmart Garden Grove, 9835 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove
- The Little Lion Foundation, permanent adoption center, store hours.
PetSmart, Long Beach Exchange, 3871 N. Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach
PetSmart Signal Hill, 2550 Cherry Ave., Signal Hill
- Kitty Katchers, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
- Stray Cat Alliance, permanent adoption center, store hours.
PetSmart Seal Beach, 12341 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach
Unleashed by Petco, 600 Redondo Ave.
- Foreverhome Pet Rescue, Inc., Sundays, noon–4 p.m.
Donations accepted for Pets of the Homeless
Pets of the Homeless’ home page gives a self-description as the only organization focusing only on providing food and care for pets belonging to homeless people. Businesses and other organizations across the country receive in-kind donations of food and other needs that the dogs and cats’ human families can pick up at outreach locations. The following Long Beach businesses will accept your donations:
Trendi Pawz, 255 Redondo Ave., Long Beach
Belmont Heights Animal Hospital, 255 Redondo Ave., Long Beach
Paw Shoppe Pet Center, Inc., 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach
Food and supplies are available at Beacon for Him Ministries, 1535 Gundry Ave. Long Beach, Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.; and at Christian Outreach in Action, 515 E. Third St., Long Beach, Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Donations will be gratefully accepted at these locations as well.
Shelter-enrichment supplies requested for ACS’s cats, dogs and rabbits: drop-off Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., shelter side of P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach.
Canned kitten food (Royal Canin), yogurt, beef and chicken broth, pipe cleaners, toilet paper and paper-towel rolls, catnip, canned pet food, wine-bottle corks (for cat toys) and ice cube trays all are needed. Donations are tax deductible.