Our Story We love saving animals! H.E.L.P. is dedicated to saving sick, injured and elderly L.A. City shelter animals - those that remain behind in their cages while others find homes, those with little chance of rescue or adoption. We assist those who choose to adopt these pets in need, knowing that there are medical challenges, by paying an agreed upon percentage of the veterinary costs necessary to care for their new family members. In cases where there is no other option and the dog or cat would be euthanized at the shelter, H.E.L.P. rescues the animal and arranges for medical treatment and foster care. We also have an intervention/outreach program which offers guidance and services to the public when they have nowhere else to turn. Money raised from the Saving Pets Challenge will be used both to expand that program and to save more shelter animals.
Our History Before establishing H.E.L.P. in the late 1990s, our volunteers co-founded the City’s groundbreaking Mobile Adoption Program in 1995 and it was at subsequent MPA’s that we became aware of the serious need for assisting the city’s medical dogs. Responding to that heart-breaking situation, H.E.L.P. became a reality and, in 2001 H.E.L.P. was granted 501c3 non-profit status. We are an all-volunteer organization, and 100% of all donations received will go toward helping animals.
What's Next Over the years we have helped countless pet owners with medical expenses, food and support which enabled them to keep their animals in their homes and out of the city’s overcrowded shelters. Our goal is to expand our community outreach and intervention program. We are looking forward to helping more pets in need and people who love their pets – those who would have little chance of receiving necessary treatment without this assistance.
Thank you for your support, we are grateful for each and every donation and no amount is too small.