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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Bark Avenue Foundation’s mission is to empower pet owners and local communities to reduce abandoned animal populations through spay/neuter, pet retention and reclamation, and education.

Results: Bark Avenue Foundation has helped thousands of pets since its formation in 2004 by offering innovative programs including unique adoption venues, animal transports, the formation of a humane pet store, and education events. Through it all, BAF has maintained a strong commitment to spay/neuter. Beginning in 2013, the foundation has committed most of its resources to free spay/neuter in Los Angeles County, specifically East LA. To date, more than 400 pets have been sterilized in this community, with many hundreds more awaiting service.

Target demographics: Pets, Pet Owners and Shelter Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of pet owners and their pets.

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles and Surrounding Communities

Programs: Low-Cost Spay/Neuter, Humane Education, Vaccinations, Emergency Medical Care, Pet Tags, and other resources to help keep pets in their homes.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

After a stray cat gave birth in our house while we were away on a camping trip we had not idea how to deal with this. The mother and her kittens eventually made their way out of our kitchen and into our backyard. I found the bark ave. foundation online and called them up they offered to help us spay and neuter these cats and in doing so prevent more stray cats from being born. Most of the kittens have since left. The mother grew attached to us and when she hears us feed our indoor cat she runs up to the door to be fed. we have in some sort of way adopted this black beauty. I couldn't be more thankful to the org. and its work. being an animal lover and pet owner I understand the importance in avoiding over population of animals. The staff is wonderful you can feel their love for animals and their care. They were great at answering all of my questions.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is exceptional in the scope of services it offers. It is one of the few that provides assistance to homeless people as well as those who live in poorer neighborhoods for spay/neuter and vaccination clinics. In addition, it sponsors an innovative program in which animals from local high-kill shelters are transported to areas of the country where they will find adoptive homes. Although not their main focus, they will never turn away a homeless animal, and will provide safe shelter for them
until an adoptive home can be found. Bark Avenue Foundation finds new and innovative ways to raise money for their programs and is very worthy charity to support.