NBC’s GIVE: The More You Know

NBC recently launched the new series, ‘Give‘, which according to the network, ‘..introduces the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact.’ We are so thrilled to announce that the Amanda Foundation was one of the featured organizations, and received a visit from Jamie Chung herself, along with a very gracious donation from the ASPCA.You can watch the full episode below, and to support the Amanda Foundation and all we do, we would love to see you at Mimosa Madness, this Sunday, February 12th, at Craig’s. If you’re unable to make it, we would greatly appreciate a donation made on our website, which you can do right here. Airing for the first time on February 4th, viewers got an inside look into the Amanda Foundation. Jamie Chung visited the Spaymobile in action, along with our amazing volunteers, and shared with the world what else Amanda is up to: like our Creating Compassion program which is focused not only teaching children empathy for animals, but more literally teaching them a professional skill. We mean hands on – and you’ll see in the video as engaged youth from Watts get a close-up look on what goes into a pet exam. ‘Give’ airs on NBC on Saturdays. You can see the full lineup of episodes here, and view them in their...

Taking Care of Chrissy

Did you know that taking care of your pet takes care of Chrissy? When you make the Amanda Foundation your primary vet, our goal is to give your dog or cat the best pet care available, but the proceeds from that care are reinvested into our foundation. It is the money with which we run our Spaymobile, we find furrever homes for homeless cats & dogs residing at our shelter, it is the money that allows us to be proactive in the community, reducing the number of unwanted kittens & cats, puppies & dogs, and offering education in addition to health & wellness care in underserved communities, and allows us to take care of animals like Chrissy.   We picked up Chrissy from East Valley Shelter. It appeared as though she had been hit by a car. She had a broken back leg, and additional injuries which prevented her from moving her front legs. Later an MRI showed us neck disc injuries which we were able to diagnose and treat with physical therapy and steroids. Chrissy was destined for an almost certain euthanasia. Due to the complexity of her injuries and the amount of extensive aftercare required to bring her to recovery, the opportunity for a family or other organization to take on her wealth of medical problems was slim to none. The Amanda Foundation was able to give Chrissy the advanced medical care she needed. We were able to do this for a reason: when you make the Amanda Foundation your primary vet, every appointment you have for your dog or cat – the check ups, the dental cleanings, the blood work – it...

So Many Reasons to be Grateful

Thank you to everyone who attended Bow Wow Beverly Hills on October 30th. It was a howling success!! The Amanda Foundation wouldn’t be what we are today without our incredible supporters and volunteers, so thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! We also owe an enormous thank you to Bill Wiley at 2 Rodeo Management, Tiffany & Co., Porsche Design, Westime, Serapian, for their generous support and Crossroads for the delicious buffet!! And lots of love to Luciana Paluzzi, our very own Bond girl from Thunderball! As always, the Doggy Costume Contest was the crowd favorite, with Ginger taking first prize as OctoPittie! And though there could only be one winner, there were almost too many amazing doggy costumes to count! A truly tremendous time was had by all. We are also proud and grateful to announce that the ASPCA has granted The Amanda Foundation $50,000 for use with our Spaymobile program. Because of this funding, thousands of unwanted litters will not be produced only to end up in shelters or on the streets, and families without access to a Veterinarian will be able to make sure their furry companions get medical...

Building Amanda’s Future

              Like the animals we work so hard for, our facility could use some TLC. The building we currently call home was constructed in 1924 out of stucco and wood, and has seen better days.  A new building and equipment will sustain our charity and allow us to expand our Spaymobile program. Additional space will let us increase our educational programs and improve the living conditions for the dogs and cats we house, which will increase adoptions. As the only non-profit animal charity in the L.A. area to own and operate a full-service veterinary practice, we can keep our orphans under a doctor’s care from the moment they’re rescued.  Our excellent staff of veterinarians offer ultrasound, dentistry, orthopedic surgery and both an outside reference lab and in-house lab tests. So when you bring your pet to our hospital, not only are you getting care from talented doctors you’re helping fund our rescue and Spaymobile. Please call 310.278.2935 for information about giving to our new facility or donate to help us build our new facility via the link below. To donate to the new building fund, click...

Spreading the Love

At Amanda we strongly believe that all animals are worthy of love, which is why everything that we do is about love; we give it to the cats and dogs in our care, we share it with other people and their cherished furry companions. Our mission to share love and education with people young and old continued last Friday as we traveled to Edwin Markham Middle School in Watts for a career day. It was very exciting to be able to speak with so many young people about the importance of caring for their pets. We talked with the students about their experiences with their own dogs and cats, as well as let them interact with some Veterinary equipment. We’re hopeful that that sparked an interest in the world of Veterinary science, channeling their desires to help animals into a very positive and rewarding career. California is unique in that it has so many resources available for aspiring Veterinarians or Veterinary Technicians; 2 out of the 28 accredited veterinary schools in the US are right here in California! Meaning that students who have a desire to go into the field of animal medicine have a much better opportunity of being successful with such amazing programs so close to home. Our goal of ensuring that all cats and dogs get proper care doesn’t stop in the classroom! We’ve pioneered a program of using a spay/neuter clinic on wheels, our “Spaymobile”, to reach communities that simply do not have access to a local veterinarian. In Watts, for example, there are no Veterinarian offices or clinics; not a single one. Bringing resources...

ASPCA Grants for Amanda

Our Spaymobile has been extra busy these last several months! Thanks to grants from the ASPCA we’ve been able to provide 450 additional spay/neuter surgeries. Our first grant allowed us to purchase a new large capacity autoclave, allowing us to prepare more surgical packs each day resulting in the ability to perform more surgeries in a day. Then, an additional grant for the cost of the surgeries themselves which allowed us to expand our program to very under-served areas outside LA city where free spay/neuter is sparse. We would like to express our thanks to the ASPCA for seeing the “BIG” picture, that abundant spay/neuter service is integral to the mission of lowering the number of dogs and cats entering our shelters and on the streets. We share the ASPCA’s vision that the Unites States is a humane community in which all animals are to be treated with respect and kindness, and we will continue to work towards making this vision a...