“There is a common misconception that Animal Control is somehow separate from Long Beach Animal Care Services … They’re both the same organization.”
At Kitty Hall you can play and cuddle with the kittens and cats available for adoption, and staff and volunteers from the rescues will chat about cats in the family and accept adoption applications.
There are a lot of people inside and outside Long Beach who don’t want any healthy kittens euthanized. There are a few things we all can do to lower the rate further, if not eliminate it altogether.
There are two ways to handle the deluge of kittens born during the season. One is to turn off the tap by spaying and neutering house cats and strays; the other is to have a sort of cistern in place so that the little creatures who spill out won’t go down the drain.
Jacqueline Gisbert is the founder of Cuddles of Love, a ministry and sanctuary housed within the homeless outreach nonprofit Beacon for Him Ministries.
The task force was created by Mayor Robert Garcia after an audit of Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) requested by his offices showed an immediate need to review resources and maximize revenues to improve shelter performance.
Long Beach’s proposed 2018 city budget has a treat for shelter pets rolled up among its recommendations: an adoption-coordinator position and an animal-adoption pilot program.
The task force includes leaders in the animal-advocacy community, government workers, shelter volunteers, humane educators, veterinary technicians, fosters and rescuers of all stripes and spots, and people who may have little or no experience in the pet community but care deeply about animals and effecting shelter improvement.