Two Long Beach nonprofits partner to open new low-cost spay/neuter veterinary clinic

By Kate Karp

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.

Read the full story in the Long Beach Post

Half Priced Adoption Fees During February from FOLBA

During the month of February, Friends of Long Beach Animals are sponsoring adoption fees at Live Love Animal Rescue in Long Beach.

It’s the perfect time to adopt a pet and make it a little easier on your pocketbook so you can buy a few extra dog toys!

Contact Live Love Animal Rescue for complete details on the program.

This sponsorship program is made possible through the Bonnie & Dooley Adoption Fund.

To Adopt, put your application in now at:

liveloveanimalrescue.org



Here are a few of the dogs that are currently available for adoption at Live Love.

LOOKING FOR A CAT? Stay tuned as we offer our adoption sponsorship at other rescues and shelters throughout the year.

FOLBA Sponsoring Adoption Fees Through Dec 31

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!

You can find an animal that needs a home on our site by clicking Adoptable Animals or by going to the Long Beach Animal Care website.

We only ask that you please remember that an adoptable animal is not a Christmas present, it’s a life long commitment!

 

ATTENTION – LBACS IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

To make an appointment to adopt or foster a pet, please email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or call 562.570.4925.

Appointments may be made during these hours:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

LBACS is located at 7700 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Tell them FOLBA sent you! 🙂

Donate to FOLBA through Ralphs & Food4Less

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:

Ralphs Rewards Signup
Food4Less Signup

Once you get a card from either store, you can shop at either one. You’ll also get great savings on club card and Rewards items as well!

To select FOLBA as your preferred charity, follow these simple steps:

Ralphs
Food4Less

Not sure how to signup? E-mail us at folbamail@folba.org and we’ll help you out!

To see a screenshot of your digital account and where to find the Community Rewards Signup, see below:

 

 

FOLBA Matches Donations for Little Paws Kitten Nursery

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.

FOLBA recipient of Share the Love funds from Timmons Subaru

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!

Read more about the event here in the Long Beach Post.

Pet Wellness Event and FOLBA’s Food Drive

FREE PET WELLNESS EVENT

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 Wellness Event 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:

 

Charlie has a new home!

We love sharing adoption success stories! Remember Oliver, the found kitten who lost his mamma in a car accident?

Oliver (now Charlie) is now chillin’ in his new home with a big brother cat and is enjoying his new life. Thanks for adopting this once homeless kitten Andrea!

Our Pet Food Giveaway is June 20th

Long Beach area residents affected by COVID-19 can come to the Friends of Long Beach Animals Pet Food Giveaway

SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2020 at 12 noon until the food is gone!

At the parking lot for the Long Beach Masonic Lodge
3610 Locust Ave.
Long Beach CA 90807

Enter on Locust Avenue

Parking lot pick up — tell us if you need dog or cat food and we’ll put it in your trunk.

Questions? Call 562-884-3397.

Special thanks to the ASPCA and area Long Beach residents for their food donations to help make this event possible.