“Sleepover at the Shelter” is an event to increase adoptions at animal shelters and to raise money to provide free spay-neuter to underserved communities.
There are thousands of homeless pets at Los Angeles-area shelters waiting for a home of their own. And in many communities, less than 10 percent of the pets are sterilized. We need to work together to prevent so many animals from entering the shelters and get more people to understand that you can find your perfect pet at the shelter.
Shelter Me, Bark Avenue Foundation and the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation are hosting the first ever “Sleepover at the Shelter” at the Downey Shelter on Friday, June 12th.
A group of volunteers will be spending time at the Downey Shelter over a 24-hour period to celebrate the beautiful animals that are waiting to be adopted.
The volunteers will be staying in three separate “kennels” (the kennels are play yards that are right next to the dog kennels).
Just like a 10K run/walk, people can donate any amount for the number of hours a volunteer stays in a kennel. Our goal is to raise $30,000 so we can provide 400 free spay-neuter surgeries in the Downey area. We will also be providing microchips and vaccinations.
There will be a big adoption event at the Downey Shelter on Saturday, June 13th.
11258 South Garfield Ave. Downey, CA 90242.
The Downey Shelter is one of six L.A. County shelters. Interested in supporting your local shelter? Find animal shelters in the Los Angeles area, here.
Want to get involved?
- Volunteer at the event.
- Spend time in a play yard.
- Start a fundraising team. Click here to visit the Sleepover at the Shelter page on Crowdrise.
- Donate to an existing fundraising team. Check links and logos below to support a specific fundraiser, or click here to view all fundraising teams.
This event brought to you in partnership with:
Shelter Me is a national TV series that celebrates shelter pets by telling uplifting stories. We believe that change comes from inspiration, not desperation. Shelter Me is a campaign to entertain, educate and activate people. ShelterMe.com enables anyone to create and share profiles of shelter pets to help get them adopted. Additionally, Shelter Me partners with other animal service organizations to promote and fund programs that help shelter pets including spay/neuter and animal transports.
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is an independent, charitable foundation that supports homeless, abandoned, and neglected animals sheltered by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. Through the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, money raised by the Foundation is used in many ways to enhance care and increase adoption of homeless animals.
Downey Animal Care Center
The Downey Animal Care Center is one of six operated by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. Downey serves a population of more than 840,000 people residing in the cities of Bell, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Compton, Lynwood, Artesia, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Whittier, Alhambra and the surrounding unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles. More than 25,000 animals are housed at the Downey Animal Care Center each year.
ABC7 is proud to be the exclusive, English Media Sponsor of “Sleepover at the Shelter.” ABC7 prides itself on its 100% success rate of its “Pet of the Week” segments and is committed to helping homeless pets in the Los Angeles area find homes of their own. ABC7 is also committed to educating its viewers on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, believing education is a key element in keeping more pets out of the shelters.