14 Dec, 2020
Bark Avenue Foundation

Our last mobile clinic was March 7th, but we still continued to #alterthefuture! Thanks to your contributions along with grants from the HSUS Pets For Life, ASPCA, Petco Foundation, Mary Jo and Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation, Georgia B. Ridder Foundation and PetSmart Charities, we were able to provide 1160 free surgeries, vaccinations and microchips at our partnering veterinary clinics: LAACF, North Figueroa Animal Hospital, Pasadena Humane Society and Southern California Animal Hospital.  And the year isn’t even over yet! We are still scheduling surgeries for the coming weeks and well into the New Year.

We joined over two dozen organizations in a nationwide challenge to spay and neuter over 50,000 pets this summer. Through Georgia B. Ridder Foundation’s generous grant, 550 cats were spayed or neutered in the San Gabriel Valley—a huge impact in our community!

And this impact isn’t just felt by the pets; it’s felt by the people who love them. Many people want to spay or neuter their animal, but do not have the means to do so. Before adopting a kitten, Donna called around to different vets to find out how much the surgery would cost. She said, “I was given estimates anywhere between 250 to 350 dollars.” It was far more than she could spend. If she couldn’t get the kitten spayed, “I would have not been able to adopt the kitty.” Because BAF was able to provide the surgery at no cost, not only did a homeless cat get a home, but Donna was able to welcome and commit to a beloved companion in her life.

Never underestimate the power you have to touch others’ lives–even when we’re being socially distant. Just a small donation here, a bag of dog food there, or just passing our name along, and the life of a pet–and the person they love–are changed forever.