Bark Avenue Foundation has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the ASPCA to support spay/neuter for pets of low-income families and underserved communities in Los Angeles County, specifically the areas served by Downey Animal Care Center.
ASPCA’s investment will help ongoing spay and neuter efforts, a program which has been operating since 2013 and has provided care to almost 5,000 animals in need.
“This grant is vital to continue our prevention efforts of reducing the number of pets entering LA shelters. Thanks to the ASPCA’s generous financial support, we will be able to continue to offer spay and neuter mobile clinics that go into underserved communities where there are often no affordable resources, or they are extremely limited.” said Christy Schilling, Bark Avenue Foundation’s Executive Director.
Bark Avenue Foundation mission is to prevent animals from entering overcrowded shelters, giving the pets in shelters more space and time to be adopted, and help keep pets with their loving families safely. Serving Los Angeles County since 2013, Bark Avenue Foundation has successfully provided lifesaving spay and neuter services and vaccinations to more than 5,000 dogs and cats from LA County’s Downey Animal Care Center service area, with a corresponding reduction in animal intake to the shelter from the serviced zip codes.
About the ASPCA
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”