Gone with the Dogs Rescue, a 501(c)(3) founded in 2011, specializes in rehabilitating and rehoming the abandoned and abused pets in Southern California. Our volunteer-based organization was formed after discovering that the highest public kill shelter is within 10 minutes of many affluent neighborhoods.
Our programs include the following:
- Pet behavioral training
- Pet adoption
- Pet parenting education
- Pet geriatric and medical care
- Pet owner financial hardship program for urgent and routine veterinarian care
Our program has spared more than 1,200 dogs from euthanasia to date. We are seeking additional funds to support our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome a minimum of 400 pets at-risk of euthanasia from the most prevalent kill shelters in Southern California.
According to The Los Angeles Times, nearly 50% of the 72,000 animals brought to six of the Los Angeles County Shelters were euthanized in 2014. Since collaborating with our organization and other rescue groups, the killings have been reduced. There is a 70%-80% euthanasia rate due to lack of housing for abandoned pets. It is imperative that our pet foster care family network grows. On average, it takes between one to six months to secure a permanent family for healthy adoptable dogs. Additionally, it can take a year or more to secure a permanent family for power breeds as well as aging and medically needy dogs. We use social media to recruit additional pet foster care homes to nurture the rescued until a permanent home has been found. We also use social media to secure volunteers to help manage daily operations and to help prepare dogs for adoption.