Friday, June 22, 2012

Let's Help L.A. Love & Leashes Stay Open

On Thursday June 28, L.A. Love & Leashes is hosting a special benefit to keep its doors open. The event will include food, live music, an open bar, and, I’m sure, very good company.

Since its opening on January 21, L.A. Love & Leashes has placed nearly 220 dog and cats into loving homes. These animals come exclusively from the six Los Angeles City shelters, so these are lives saved.

If you are in the area and you are able, please consider attending this event. If you can't attend, please consider a donation. It is vitally important that L.A. Love & Leashes stays open, not only to continue to save the lives it can save, but to show that this is type of "store" is viable, and to enable many more to open throughout the area.

Click here to buy tickets.

About L.A. Love & Leashes (from their website):

L.A. Love & Leashes is the first “pet store” that is 100% dedicated to animals at Los Angeles’ six city animal shelters. Dogs and cats are transported daily from the shelter to our store where they are available for adoption.

At our high traffic location in the Westside Pavilion, we are able to reach large numbers of people who may not otherwise visit our city shelters. Through interactions with the amazing dogs and cats we’re privileged to have daily at L.A. Love & Leashes, and through conversations with our staff and volunteers, we are able to help overcome many of the stereotypes people have about the animals waiting for homes at our city shelters.
Beyond adoptions, the store offers a range of animal-related retail items, including pet supplies and toys, with the dual aim of creating a true alternative, humane “pet store” model and offsetting the costs of the store. Feel good knowing that every dollar you spend helps our efforts to increase city shelter adoptions!

L.A. Love & Leashes is a program of Friends of LA Animal Shelters, a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to helping Los Angeles Animal Services increase adoptions and raise the live save rate for the 50,000+ animals taken in by our city shelters each year.

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