Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA), Long Beach’s most venerable animal-welfare organization, was happy to receive a whole lotta love on Tuesday, April 27, when Timmons Subaru presented them with a check for $37,447.40.
“A part of every purchase goes to the customer’s choice of charities,” said Timmons general sales manager Rocky Ghahary. “We try to keep it local.”
FOLBA board president Lauren Campbell expressed gratitude on the part of the organization and said that the money would be put to good use. The organization has a notable history of working with the community, beginning in 1998 when their Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) was launched, up to the present, when they collected a literal ton of pet food for people having trouble feeding their animals during the pandemic, matched $10,000 in Long Beach Gives donations for the Long Beach Little Paws Project and refurbished and furnished the surgery room and other areas of Fix Long Beach’s newly acquired clinic. FOLBA board member Tom Hanberg said that Timmons’ donation will help introduce new projects like kindergarten and first-grade humane education through the school district, assistance for emergency pet care, and funding for the Bonnie & Dooley program, which helps community members pay adoption fees for selected rescues.
Since 2013 Fix Long Beach has been serving area residents with free or low-cost spay/neuter for their pets, vaccinations at a minimal charge and free microchips. Since the all-volunteer organization opened its figurative doors, it’s held mobile clinics in different Long Beach parks and has spayed and neutered over 12,000 cats and dogs and vaccinated and microchipped countless others.
Last summer, Fix Long Beach lead Diana Kliche and Sherri Stankewitz, founder of dog rescue Sparky and the Gang, partnered up and set doggedly to work to open a clinic that had literal doors. With the assistance of a generous grant from Friends of Long Beach Animals to refurbish the building, the two nonprofits took over The Family Vet, a clinic in Central Long Beach, whose owner and lead veterinarian was going into semiretirement. The Family Vet had previously performed a large number of spay/neuter procedures for Long Beach Animal Care Services, so it was all set up for an organization that concentrated its efforts on fixing pets at low cost.
What a great time to adopt! Now through the end of this tumultuous year 2020, Friends of Long Beach Animals will be sponsoring the adoption fees from the Long Beach Shelter, Long Beach Animal Care Services.
That means it’s a great time to bring home that cute puppy or mischievous kitty just in time for the holidays!
Did you know that when you’re doing your everyday grocery shopping you can help support the animals? Friends of Long Beach Animals is a registered non profit in the Kroger – Ralphs – Food4Less Community Rewards program.
That means every time you shop at either store and use your club card or Alt ID, they will donate money to Friends of Long Beach Animals!
If you don’t have an existing Club card, you can sign up here:
Friends of Long Beach Animals recently supported The Little Lion Foundation and presented them with FOLBA’s matched donation funds of $10,000 from their successful participation in the Long Beach Gives fundraising event.
FOLBA is proud to support this organization which owns and operates Long Beach’s first ever kitten nursery, the Long Beach Paws Project. To date they have saved the lives of nearly 1,000 kittens! We wish them the best of luck in this upcoming year of dedication to all the little paws of Long Beach.
You can read more about the FOLBA donation and the Little Paws Project in the Long Beach Post.
ADOPTION UPDATE! We are happy to report that this sweet dog (Now “Rex”) that was found in Lakewood on July 26th has now been adopted! Thank you to Dr. O’Neill from Bixby Animal Clinic for giving this lost pup a new forever home! 💛
Rex was found wandering around Carson street in Lakewood in July. The entire community, and FOLBA came together to try and find this un-microchipped and un-collared pet’s owner.
After a few weeks with no replies to our reuniting campaign, all those that cared for this dog changed tactics to help him find a new home and what better home could he get than living with a veterinarian! Best wishes to Rex and his new family!
We’re humbled by the generous donation from Timmons Subaru of Long Beach as part of the Share the Love Event.
During the event for every Subaru sold they donate $250 to local community nonprofits and FOLBA is honored to be chosen again this year and to receive a donation of over $38,000.
Subaru is arguably the most pet friendly vehicle brand with their cute dog-themed commercials and their October Subaru Loves Pets Month to help increase pet adoptions. Thank you for your generosity toward the animals Greg Timmons and all of Subaru!
Friends of Long Beach Animals has been reaching out the members of the Long Beach area community during the ongoing pandemic by offering subsidized adoption fees and community events.
On March 13th, 2021 FOLBA partnered with the Little Lion Foundation along with Live Love Animal Rescue and participated in the Free Pet WellnessEvent whereby FOLBA and these other non profit organizations helped community members by offering free vaccines, microchips, pet gift cards, pet food, and more.
FOLBA is grateful to the volunteers that helped make this event a success, as well as Pet Supplies Plus for their generous dog food donation.
Watch a video recap with this Pawz TV segment by clicking on the play button below.
FOLBA PET FOOD DRIVE EVENT
Our June 20, 2020 Pet Food Drive was a success! We distributed nearly 9 tons of dog and cat food to the community during the beginning months of the pandemic.
Thank you to the tireless volunteers and those that donated to our cause to make this such a successful event.
Read about the event in the Long Beach Post or watch a video recap with this Pawz TV segment by clicking on the play button below:
Friends of Long Beach Animals P.O. Box 92736Long Beach, CA 90809-2736 501(c)3 OrganizationNot for Profit Tax I.D. #33-0390886