LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Found Animals Foundation, the Los Angeles-based animal welfare organization, today announced that its Holiday 2012 initiative, ‘Twelve Pets of Christmas,’ saved 3,130 pets across Los Angeles County shelters by way of adoption.
The program, which began on December 1st and ran through December 23rd, 2012, highlighted 12 categories of pets that are often overlooked in shelters. The goal was to find forever homes for 1,250 animals, a total which was surpassed by more than 250%. Some shelters, such as Long Beach Animal Care Services, saw a 400% increase in December 2012 adoptions over the same period last year.
“The ‘Twelve Pets of Christmas’ promotion has been Found Animals’ most successful adoption initiative in the history of the organization,” said Found Animals Executive Director Aimee Gilbreath. “It is gratifying to know that we more than doubled our goal in the first year of the program, a testament to the hard work of the entire animal welfare community in Los Angeles.”
The ‘Twelve Pets of Christmas’ promotion included animals in the following categories: adult cats, big dogs (over 40 lbs.), black pets, Pit Bull mixes, pets with medical needs, senior pets, overweight pets, bonded pairs, shy pets, adult Chihuahua / Chihuahua mixes (excluding puppies), only pets and exotics (birds, reptiles, etc.).
“With the help of Best Friends and LA Animal Services, ‘Twelve Pets of Christmas’ was a collective effort that ultimately saved over 3,100 lives,” added Gilbreath.
In addition to the Found Animals sponsored Adopt & Shop location in Lakewood, the 18 shelter locations which supported the “Twelve Pets of Christmas” promotion included: Agoura, Baldwin Park, Carson, Castaic, Downey, Lancaster, North Central, South Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles, East Valley, West Valley, Harbor, Long Beach Animal Care Services, AV Pet Stop, spcaLA, spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center and the SEAACA/Cat Adoption Center.
About Found Animals
Found Animals Foundation is a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues. Led by business and medical professionals, the Foundation works directly within the animal welfare community to reduce the use of euthanasia in shelters by supporting programs including: pet adoption, spay/neuter services, pet identification, and sterilization research. For more information, please see http://www.FoundAnimals.org.