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No More Suffering for LA's Homeless Kittens

No More Suffering for LA's Homeless Kittens

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge by Pretty Good Cat

No More Suffering for LA's Homeless Kittens

Are any other organizations collaborating on this proposal?

Signal Hill Pet Hospital, Dr. Ragi Boctor, 3449 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Signal Hill, CA 90755, (562) 597-5533, , Westchester Veterinary Center and cat Clinic, Dr. Henry Yoo, 8911 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310) 645 4444, , Ohana Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Tracy Uchima, 22231 S. Vermont Ave., Torrance, CA 90502, (310) 328 0380, , Tenth Life Pet Rescue, Lisa Vought, Suite 100, 600 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731, 626 833 5920

Please describe your project proposal.

’ We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals,’ - Immanuel Kant. This project is to spay or neuter feral cats, give them needed medical care and then socialize them and find them loving homes or place them in managed colonies. This improves the quality of communities who are overrun with homeless felines and gives the kitties a chance at a healthy life.

Which of the live metrics will your proposal impact?​

  • Resilient communities

In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • Central LA
  • East LA
  • South LA
  • Westside
  • South Bay

Describe in greater detail how your proposal will make LA the best place to live?

Our communities are overrun with unwanted cats. Thanks to the ASPCA, residents can now have domestic pets fixed free of charge. But these groups are unequipped to handle feral cats at anywhere near the numbers present in out communities. This project, working with private vets and a network of feline rescues, will at low cost address the need for care and spay or neutering of homeless, feral felines. This will improve the living conditions for both our community members and these cats. Dr. Yoo will also at no charge be hosting 3 volunteer interns to help with the project and will be conducting workshops on trapping, emergency first aid and other aspects of feline management and care. This effort will improve life in our LA communities as it will address a concern that our citizens across LA express though calls to LA animal control (county and city) and the more than 15 non profits who will utilize this spay/neuter opportunity. A full list of groups is available upon request.This will allow current, limited resources to be reallocated to other programs for animals, including low cost medical support and adoption efforts though animal control and volunteer groups.

Please explain how you will define and measure success for your project.​

We will measure against a goal of 300 kitties served for the year and accuracy of the projected budget. Traps 20 = $1,000 Medical support average $10.00 per cat (300) = $3,000 Spay/Neutering Average 40 per cat - $15,000 Data collection and reporting and accounting = $1,500.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?

  • Money
  • Volunteers
  • Advisors/board members
  • Staff
  • Publicity/awareness
  • Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles
  • Education/training
  • Technical infrastructure (computers
  • Community outreach
  • Network/relationship support