Found Animals Foundation: A New Breed of Non Profit
Three to four million animals are euthanized in the United States each year, simply because there are not enough homes. Found Animals is working to change this problem.
Statistics tell us that nearly 1 million animals enter California’s shelters each year, and over half of them are euthanized simply because there are not enough homes. The Found Animals Foundation is a nonprofit organization working towards reducing the use of euthanasia in shelters. Working directly within the animal welfare community, Found Animals delivers innovative programs and initiatives all while offering a wealth of trusted educational resources.
Found Animals’ adoption programs are designed to help municipal shelter partners. In April 2011, Found Animals opened its first retail adoption boutique, Adopt & Shop.
This pet store concept features shelter animals for adoption in a fun, customer focused retail setting. In its first year, Adopt & Shop has found homes for over 800 animals. Adopt & Shop continues to average over 65 animals adopted a month.
Their Cat Adoption Center is located at SEAACA (South East Area Animal Control Authority). This center is an ideal environment to showcase adoptable cats. Thanks to this Cat Adoption Center, over 4,000 cats were adopted in 2011.
The Michelson Prize and Grant program is designed to develop better technology to sterilize pets. Grant funding is awarded to scientists investigating a safe and effective, single dose, permanent, non-surgical sterilant in male and female dogs and cats. The $25 million USD prize will be awarded to the entity that develops this product. In 2011, their scientific advisory board approved 12 projects and committed funding of nearly $7 Million dollars to researchers across the globe.
Having donated over $1.5 million dollars since 2007, Found Animals has always been a generous supporter of the Los Angeles-area spay – neuter organizations. Managed by Found Animals, The Spay4LA mobile unit in South Los Angeles just completed its first year on the road in 2011 and has provided nearly 6,000 low cost and free surgeries to low income pet owners.
The Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, (SNP LA) has completed 50,000 surgeries in just three years. With the continued support of Found Animals, SNP LA is on track to provide over 30,000 low cost spay and neuter surgeries in 2012.
Since 2006, over 250,000 microchips have been donated to the Los Angeles area shelters, clinics and rescue groups. In 2011, Found Animals launched an innovative platform; The Found Animals Microchip Registry. This National Microchip Registry is a free, nonprofit service for pet owners, shelters, clinics and veterinarians. Pet owners and rescue groups can register any brand of microchip, add pets, and update information for free online. Additionally, the free Found Animals Microchip Registry allows shelters, clinics, veterinarians, and humane organizations to search for microchips and send automated Found Pet Alerts to pet owners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Found Animals is dedicated to helping the pets and people of Los Angeles and believes we will see a time when every adoptable pet will find a home.
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Found Animals Foundation
Found Animals Foundation is a privately-funded Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues. Led by business and medical professionals, the Foundation works directly within the animal welfare community to reduce the use of euthanasia in shelters by supporting programs including: pet adoption, spay/neuter services, pet identification, and sterilization research.
- This Achievement helped 85,000 people
- This charity has helped 85,000 people in the past year
- Helping over 85,000 pets and people in Los Angeles through our programs.