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.

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.

 

Help Feed Pets During COVID-19

Friends of Long Beach Animals is organizing a food drive and you can help by donating cans or bags of dog foods to furry friends from May 4th to May 11th.

Help Long Beach area residents feed their pets

Please donate to help Long Beach and area residents affected by COVID-19

May 4 – May 18, 2020

Drop off cans or bags of cat and dog food at:

Bixby Animal Clinic
3938 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807

Please leave food in box at the back door.

If you have questions please call 562-884-3397.

Woof! Food Donation to Long Beach Animal Care

FOLBA was happy to deliver 175 lbs of Hills Science Diet dog food to Long Beach Animal Care Services today.  The food was a generous donation from Banfield Pet Hospital and PetSmart and will help feed some of the many dogs at the Long Beach Shelter.

Looking for your perfect companion?  Long Beach Animal Care Services is located in El Dorado Park and has many cats, dogs and even a bunny or two that need forever homes.  They are closed on Monday, Tuesday and holidays, but other days you can go in a see some of the wonderful animals available for adoption.

The shelter relies heavily on volunteers.  For information on volunteering, please email animalcare@longbeach.gov.

To view some of the animals available for adoption at LBACS, click here.

1st Annual Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption Fair

The public is invited to attend the first annual Long Beach Home for the🎄 Pawlidays 🐾 Pet Adoption Fair! 🐈🐶

SATURDAY 10 AM – 3PM DECEMBER 15, 2019

LONG BEACH CIVIC CENTER
411-415 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90802

Attendees will be able to meet more than 100 animals that are available for adoption, take advantage of free microchipping services, buy pet products, and see demonstrations on bottle feeding kittens, cat trapping and other animal care procedures.

The public also can participate in opportunity drawings with the proceeds benefitting Long Beach Animal Care Services and enjoy entertainment such as face-painting.

The event is sponsored by Mayor Robert Garcia with support from Second District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce and is held in collaboration with the Little Lion Foundation, Helen Sanders CatPAWS, and Long Beach Animal Care Services, with support from Stray Cat Alliance, The Cat Cove, Live Love Animal Rescue and others.

Lauren’s Fab 50th Fundraiser

In lieu of gifts, Lauren, FOLBA’s VP is celebrating her birthday with a fundraising party where all proceeds and donations go directly to FOLBA to help animals in our Long Beach communities.

Join us for this special event on October 26, 2019 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm.

Drinks, Dance, Tacos and Entertainment!
Black & White Cocktail Attire so Dress to Impress!

Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laurens-fab-50-fundraiser-for-friends-of-long-beach-animals-tickets-73375380739.

To purchase tickets, click here.

To download our PDF Flyer, click here.

 

New Benefit! 2019 Music for Mutts and Cats

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd from 5pm – 9pm at STEELCRAFT in Long Beach.

Thanks to organizer and dog volunteer extraordinaire, Ricky Yim for asking us to partner with him this year……help us raise money for our shelter animals.

Music by Neptune Recovery, Natasha Wood, and Dad Company.

STEELCRAFT LONG BEACH

3768 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90807

This event benefits Long Beach Animal Care Services and Friends of Long Beach Animals.

Donations accepted:  Blankets, towels, toys, food, treats, monetary and 10% of sales will also be donated.

Fundraiser for Louie

What would make it OK for a cat with hope of recovery from illness, to be euthanized, instead of treated, for the lack of $?

Louie’s family consisted of a 19-year-old girl who could not afford to treat his medical diagnosis. She was reaching out for help and by the time she met me, the cat had gone three weeks without eating and was gravely ill.

I couldn’t look the other way.

I paid $3000 on a credit card, to begin treatment and get him past the critical point.

LOUIE is fighting for his life. He wants to live. He has several health issues which are solvable if treated. He has Hepatic Lipidosis, a fatty liver disorder, and has also been infected by Cryptococcosis, a fungus caused by breathing in bird droppings. The fungal infection is treated with meds that can make the liver problem worse, so we have to be very cautious with treatment and monitor closely.

His worst enemy besides the lack of funds to treat him, lack of a foster to care for him, and lack of a permanent loving home, is his lack of appetite. He is a gentle giant weighing in at 23 lbs. He is five years old, silver-gray, with beautiful pale blue eyes. He is extremely affectionate, and craves company, attention, kindness, and the return of affection.

Several days ago, he began eating on his own.

He has now been transferred to my home for hospitalization and continued medical care.

Protocol now calls for:

Medicine and bloodwork once a week until his liver is better. Once he is clear of liver disease, the veterinarian will monitor the fungus with titers. This could take from 4 to 12 more months at an approximation of initially up to $600 per month, until he is out of liver disease, and $150-$200 per month until he gets 2 negative crypto titers, one month apart.

I hope that some of you who know me or are touched by Louie’s plight will help me with the future cost of Louie’s recovery. Friends of Long Beach Animals will be accepting donations under their nonprofit status in the name of “Louie”.

MANY WAYS TO DONATE

Donate with PayPal or by Credit Card

Donate on the Friends website through credit card or PayPal by clicking the link below, and then navigate to DONATE ANY AMOUNT.  Click on DONATE.  You’ll be able to enter any amount when you donate and we’ll know it’s for LOUIE!

FOLBA Fundraiser for Louie with Credit Card or PayPal

Donate on Facebook

You can send a donation through your Facebook account by clicking on the link below.  You may need to login to Facebook to donate this way. Be sure to share the fundraiser with your friends, too!

 

Fundraiser for LOUIE on Facebook

Donate by mailing a check

If you would like to donate via check, please send to “FOLBA” and notate in the memo line: “LOUIE”.

Send to:

Friends of Long Beach Animals
PO Box 92736
Long Beach, CA 90809-2736

Make a donation at Louie’s Veterinarian

You may also make a payment on LOUIE’S bill at:

Belmont Heights Animal Hospital
(562) 439-6871
255 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90803

Special thanks goes to sweet Nurse Jeannie at BHAH for her many nighttime visits to care for Louie, and her patient and gentle forced feedings that allowed Louie to progress to eating on his own, without the insertion of a feeding tube.

Thank you all for your empathy, generosity, and friendship.

– Deborah Turner