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Because of the overabundance of kittens born during kitten season, The Scratching Post and Pet Projects have matched the cat glut with feline-themed articles and adoptions. And they’ll keep coming until the birthing has died down. But it’s time for a break, with a few great dogs that are up for adoption this Saturday at Pet Food Express in Long Beach (see Mark Your Calendars). If you get to Long Beach Animal Care Services at the shelter side of the Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring Street, before Saturday, you can meet them there and maybe take one or two home. You won’t be foiling any plans—there are always more to bring along, sadly.
Zoey, ID# A567903, came in with her bonded longtime male companion, Jazz ID#A567904. She’s a robust senior that loves to play and romp. Both have the classic cocker lines and are healthy and active. These two form an instant family of pets that enjoy human companionship, demonstrating it with great manners and obedience. Confident, good looking and smart Jazz and Zoey are at the Long Beach Animal Care Services. Please come along and visit them!
Sweet Kat—short for catfish because she has the cutest whiskers—seems to be looking for something special, and it may be you. Kat loves to roll on her back in the cool grass and relax next to you. She has some missing hair on her back but we think with good nutrition and some TLC, it will grow back. Come by the shelter and meet her! Her ID number is A566810.
Mark Your Calendars (the People Way)
The Amazing Acro Cats, with the Rock Cats
May 6–9, Friday through Monday, Art Theater of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach
$26 general admission; $36 for VIP (service fees apply)
OMG, the circus is in town, and in the best possible way. Even though you may not be able to herd cats, they can be trained, and doubtless they enjoy every minute of it. You don’t have to be a cat nut like a lot of us to love watching these adorable rescue animals do tricks and play in their own little feline rock band! Learn more about them here. A portion of the ticket sales go to The Cat Club cat rescue. Tickets available here.
Pet Adoption Event
Saturday, May 7, 11:00AM–3:00PM, Pet Food Express Long Beach Store, 4220 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach
Free event; adoption fees will apply
Adoptable cats and dogs from Long Beach Animal Care Services, Live Love Animal Rescue and Kitty Katchers will be hoping for loving homes on Saturday. Everything you need to make them happy can be found here at Pet Food Express.
Charity Dog Wash for SoCal Bulldog Rescue
Saturday, May 7, 10:00AM–4:00PM, Centinela Feed, 4700 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach
$15 for regular bath, $17 for flea bath
Go to Rosie’s Dog Beach or have Rover roll around to make it worth it, and then bring him or her to this event to get him cleaned up, have a little fun, and support a great rescue and the little snorflers in it.
CATalina Wine Mixer
May 14, Saturday, Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center, 9388 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills
$50 general, $75 VIP
Want to hobnob with the coolest cats in town? Pet boutique and veritable animal social club Pussy & Pooch is presenting this elegant (the cats will have it no other way) fund-raiser for FixNation, another great TNR organization, located in Sun Valley. Sip the night away, listen to some good jazz, participate in raffles, and know that your donation is making a difference to the lives of cats who frequently don’t have the option of enjoying a good home. The flyer says that cats are welcome, but you’d better check with Fluffy first—cats usually like to stay in their pajamas at home. Tickets can be purchased here.
Helen Sanders CatPAWS Bowling Fund-Raiser
Saturday, May 14; 2:00PM–5:00PM, Westminster Lanes, 6471 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster
Hit a strike for the “spare” kitties that Helen Sanders CatPAWS has waiting with their foster humans! You don’t have to be a champion bowler to join in–every ball can go into the gutter as long as you’re there to have a great time, enjoy an opportunity drawing, and fund-raise for these wonderful cats, many of whom were pulled from shelters to find them permanent, loving homes. Check out the information on the flyer.
Frostbites Fund-Raiser for spcaLA
Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19, noon to 11:00PM, Frostbites, 1827 Ximeno Avenue, Long Beach
Prices according to menu
Oh, ice cream, ice cream! Who doesn’t love it! This is the greatest way, aside from adopting one yourself, to support the pets at spcaLA at the Pitchford Companion Animal Village. Bring in the flyer below or show it on your mobile device from the cashier, and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to spcaLA. Get four scoops!
Fix Long Beach (FLB) Spay/Neuter Clinic, dogs only for spay/neuter; cats and dogs welcome for shots and microchips. This month’s clinic is generously sponsored by the Second and Third districts
Saturday, May 21, 7:30AM–4:00PM, Houghton Park, 6500 Atlantic Avenue (near Jordan High), Long Beach
Free to qualifying residents
The grassroots free spay/neuter organization Fix Long Beach invites you to make an appointment for your unfixed dog, or get vouchers for free procedures for them! These clinics are generously sponsored through Hope for Paws and Eldad Hagar.
Guidelines for FLB clinics are as follows:
- Low-income Long Beach residents only unless you have a pit bull! (We offer free spay/neuter for pitties in surrounding cities.) If you don’t qualify (annual salary $30,000 or lower), please Google “low cost spay/neuter” along with your zip code, and have your pet fixed at one of the suggested clinics.
- Book an appointment ASAP. Standbys are welcome. Vouchers will be given to any attendee whose pet cannot be served that day.
- If you have called or made a previous appointment, please check your voice mail for messages (be sure that it’s set up). You must call back to confirm your appointment or your spot will be given away.
- If you are 15 minutes late for your appointment, your spot will be given to someone waiting on standby. If you fail to show up for two consecutive appointments, you will be denied future service.
Fix Long Beach also offers the following services from 9AM–4PM:
- low-cost vaccines for dogs and cats $10 per shot, cash only!
- low-cost flea meds for dog and cats $10 per dose/application, cash only!
- nail trim $5, cash only!
- free microchips for pets of Long Beach residents
- free supplies for anyone that gets their pets fixed!
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (323) 413-7729
When you come, bring proof of income and Long Beach residency (these events are for Long Beach residents only.) Whether you come as standby or with an appointment, do not give your pet anything to eat or drink after 12:01AM. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers that are specifically pet carriers! No paper bags or suitcases, please! There are no walls in the park, and we want you to ensure your pet’s safety! If you don’t own a carrier, pet supply stores like Petco and PetSmart carry inexpensive cardboard ones; they run on the average of $8.
Fix Long Beach also has a wish list for pet items to give to our client as a thank-you for helping to lower our shelter euthanasia rate and prevent the birth of more unwanted kittens and puppies.
Click the link to donate items, or bring them to the event if you find a better deal!
Let’s continue to help make Long Beach no kill, one pet at a time!
spcaLA May Foster Class
Saturday, May 21; 10:00AM–noon, spcaLA PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center, 7700 East Spring Street, Long Beach
Free event—spcaLA provides all the supplies. Foster parents provide the home and the TLC.
Want to help pets? Become a foster parent by submiting an application and attending a foster class. Application available here. Please call 323-730-5300 x300 for more info. We can’t do it without you!
Friends of Long Beach Animals’ Sixth annual Hounds on the Hill Event
Saturday, May 28, 11:00AM–2:00PM, Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach
Join Friends of Long Beach Animals for a terrific pet-friendly event that features contests, live music, demonstrations, children’s activities, pet adoptions, and vendors of pet supplies and accessories as well as a low-cost pet-vaccination and microchip clinic. At that hour, you won’t see the sun going down, but the eyes in your head will be delighted.
Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS): Free Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics, once monthly; Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics, scheduled days Monthly. Locations vary.
See flyer on web page for pricing of services
Beginning this Sunday, February 21, the Society for California Veterinary and Vaccine Care (SCVVC) will offer free spay/neuter procedures and wellness services to residents of the cities served by ACS: Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. During the remaining weeks of the month, Spay/Neuter Project Los Angeles (SNP/LA) will offer low-cost vaccines, nail trimmings and topical flea treatment for residents of the same areas. Click here for locations and times and click the links next to each event for vaccine pricing and other details.
Pet owners must be 18 years or older. All pets must be on leashes or in carriers. Only healthy and non-pregnant animals will be vaccinated. If you have a prior rabies vaccine certificate, license tag or license renewal notice for your pet, please bring it with you to the clinic. Vaccination and microchip services are provided for pets residing in any city. Licensing service is provided for residents within our jurisdiction:. Microchips, flea treatment and nail trimmings also available.
Reserve a Humane Education Presentation for Your Classroom, Scout Troop or Anywhere That Pets and Kids Come Together
spcaLA Friends for Life Summer Camp
June through August, Monday through Friday; Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach
Details on website
Paws down, it’s the best camp around! spcaLA Friends for Life Summer Camp™ is for kids 8 through 13 years old. At camp, kids learn the basics of pet care and responsibility, respect for all animals, and the beginnings of dog training, all while making new friends on a number of legs! There are several sessions still available, each running Monday through Friday. Registration details and session schedule are available here.
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