LOS ANGELES, CA — Angelenos who love animals and hate animal cruelty have been asked to donate to the Los Angeles County Animal Welfare Foundation for Giving Tuesday. Donations will help fight animal cruelty and support local animal welfare programs.
Contributions will pay for officer training, equipment and supplies for the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control to enforce animal cruelty laws, rescue abused and neglected animals, according to the foundation. and to support the prosecution of animal abusers.
The Animal Control Department needs additional resources to enforce and prevent animal cruelty, such as a dog left in a car on a hot day, animal torture, or illegal dog or cockfighting. The DACC cites research showing that those who abuse animals often escalate into human abuse later in life.
The Animal Care Foundation has several programs in place to help animals most in need, including those who arrive at county animal shelters with extraordinary medical needs. He also raises funds for spaying programs, pet adoptions and public education.
The county department serves approximately 45,000 animals annually and provides round-the-clock services to unincorporated areas and 45 of the county’s 88 cities.
Giving Tuesday is an effort to inspire people around the world to support causes and programs that matter to them.
Donations can be made at https://lacountyanimals.org/give/.
City and Patch News Service member Paige Austin contributed to this report.