Haute Dogs donates $16,000 to LB Animal Care for spay / neuter programs

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haute-dogsMore than 500 dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered in 2009 due to help from the Haute Dogs Network and the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services.

“Haute Dogs is pleased to help end the cycle of pet overpopulation,” says Justin Rudd, founder of the nonprofit organization. “We plan to continue to help with spay/neuter and pet adoption for many years to come.”
Haute Dogs has also donated another $16,000 for spay and neuter programs in 2010.

Residents are now eligible for a limited number of spay and neuter vouchers — $50 for cats and $100 vouchers for dogs — through fiscal year 2010.

“Our hope is to get 1,000 animals fixed this year in an effort to reduce impounds and improve the live release rate at the City of Long Beach shelter”, says Ronald R. Arias, Director of the Health & Human Services Department.

Residents must first secure a voucher by contacting Animal Care Services and call ahead for pricing and appointment information. Availability and pricing will vary. The following local veterinary hospitals and clinics have agreed to continue participation in the program:

  • Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital, 2251 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, 562-427-2889
  • Belmont Heights Animal Hospital, 255 Redondo Avenue, Long Beach, 562-439-6871
  • Belmont Shore Animal Hospital, 6222 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, 562-961-0028
  • Boulevard Animal Hospital, 2139 E. Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, 562-633-6514
  • Bixby Animal Clinic, 3938 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 562-426-4066
  • Clinico, 9325 Slauson Avenue, Pico Rivera, 90660, 1-888-WE-SPAY-LA
  • Clinico, 957 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, 1-888-WE-SPAY-LA
  • Golden State Humane Society, 555 E. Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, 562-423-8406
  • Mercy Animal Medical Center, 2141 E. Market Street, Long Beach, CA, 90505, 562-423-5458
  • Parkview Pet Hospital, 4103 Viking Way, Suite A, Long Beach, 562-425-8140
  • Uptown Animal Hospital, 3350 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 562-24-8541
  • VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital, 10701 South Street, Cerritos, CA 90703, 562-926-3600

To receive a voucher, dog owners must be residents of Long Beach (or its contract cities) and show proof of residence. This program is paid for through penalties collected for redemption of unaltered animals and generous gifts and donations to the City’s Spay and Neuter Trust Fund from organizations like the Haute Dogs Network.

There are three ways to get a voucher:

  1. In person: Animal Care Services (at the spcaLA Companion Animal Village) at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815 (must show proof of residence)
  2. By Mail: Please call (562) 570-PETS (7387). The voucher will be mailed only to the address of record. The veterinary hospital will require proof of identification before accepting the voucher.
  3. In the Field: Animal Control Officers may also distribute vouchers as needed. Proof of City residence must be provided.

The Village is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Village is closed on Monday, Tuesday and all holidays. A full listing of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding this program is posted online at www.longbeach.gov/acs.

For more information about haute dogs visit www.hautedogs.org.

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