Los Angeles SPCA needs food donations to fill shelter shortage – NBC Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Monday appealed to the public for food donations for the dogs and cats in its care – saying its stockpile levels are “dangerously low”.

“If you’re running errands for your family, consider pets and grab a box or bag for them,” said SPCA LA President Madeline Bernstein. “We use about 37 tons of animal feed every year.”

The agency attributed the shortage to an increase in animal consumption and an extended kitten season.

Other items such as non-clumping clay cat litter, dog chews, clean and gently used blankets and towels, stainless steel dog/cat bowls, newspapers, Kuranda beds and dog/cat toys are also needed, the LA SPCA said.

According to the agency, it regularly works with businesses and individuals to provide donations, but without public support it may have to divert funds from programs such as animal cruelty investigations and violence prevention initiatives. to respond to needs.

All donations are tax deductible.

People can drop off donations at one of SPCA LA’s four locations or donate through the agency’s Amazon Wish List or Chewy Wish List.

Donors can also self-ship items to SPCA LA Donations, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA, 90815.

Drop-off points are located at:

  • SPCA LA South Bay Pet Adoption Center, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne (Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • SPCA LA PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center, 7700 E. Spring St. (in El Dorado Park), Long Beach (Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • SPCA LA Administrative Office, 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • SPCA LA Marketplace, 7700 E. Spring St. (in El Dorado Park), Long Beach (Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

For more information, including how to adopt animals, go to spcala.com.