Empowering pet owners and local communities to
reduce abandoned animal populations through spay
& neuter, pet retention & reclamation, and education.

We need your help. They need your love.


We finished our Humane Education fall term on December 1st with a visit to the shelter to deliver toys the kids made to animals awaiting their forever families, and as always, this was moving for both the humans and the animals. The pets are so grateful to have toys and love shown to them in the shelter, which is often a stressful, un-fun place to be. The compassion shown by the kids who made these toys and delivered them is so heartwarming and really reaffirms what we’re doing – guiding the next generation to be caring, helpful, conscientious people and pet guardians.


We also had a fun evening on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank on December 8th for Disney’s annual employee celebration,
“Light Up The Season.” We brought adoptable kittens to meet potential adopters and spread the word about the BAF mission and services. It’s so wonderful to stay in touch with our local community, and these events are invaluable for groups like ours to reach more people who share our interest in helping animals and people, and to find new volunteers and advocates.

If you’re interested in volunteering, whether you’re local or remote, there are many opportunities to get involved and we can always use help with things like photography, social media, graphic design, and hands-on events like our clinics and humane education! Email christy@barkavenuefoundation.org for more information.

On December 12th we were at the Burbank Art Show and Pet Adoption, and were so happy to see some old faces and meet some new ones! The event took place at the Burbank Town Center, where many gifted local artists sold and displayed their work, and adoptable animals met their potential new families. This was a great family-friendly event with attractions for all ages, and Second Chance Dog Rescue had one of their senior pups find her perfect match!