The Found Animals Foundation
In collaboration with Los Angeles Animal Services, LA County Department of Animal Control, and SEAACA
|When:||Saturday, November 6th 2010|
|Time:||Event Check in begins at 3:00pm
Panel Discussion from 4:00pm-8:00pm,
Networking Reception from 8:00pm-9:00pm
Skirball Cultural Center
The "Found Animals Forum" brings various leaders in animal welfare and their perspectives to our Los Angeles animal welfare community. Based on input from participants at the inaugural Forum in February, Spay/Neuter has been selected as the subject of the next Found Animals Forum taking place on November 6, 2010 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The goal of The Found Animals Forum: Spay/Neuter Past, Present, and Future is to provide the Los Angeles community with information and resources through a constructive, collaborative community building event.
Spay/Neuter is a crucial tool in the fight to eliminate shelter euthanasia as accidental and unwanted litters contribute to stray and feral populations and crowd the shelter system. While surgical spay/neuter has been widely available for decades, best practices in the field continue to evolve. Over the past five years, the Los Angeles area has seen dramatic changes in the spay/neuter landscape. Did you know that. . .
FixNation will serve over 17,000 cats in 2010
Clinico now has three fulltime clinics operating and plans to sterilize over 30,000 animals in 2011
There are now three full time mobile units serving the Los Angeles metro area
Clearly, the community has more affordable spay/neuter resources available than ever before and new opportunities to use this key strategy to benefit the pets and people of Los Angeles.
The Found Animals Forum: Spay/Neuter Past, Present, and Future presentations will include:
The Evolution of Spay/Neuter in Los Angeles, presented by Dr. Marvin Mackie
The Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Landscape – highlighting the wealth of affordable spay/neuter resources now available in the LA Metro Area. Presented by the Found Animals Foundation
Messaging Spay/Neuter: Lessons from the Gulf Coast Spay/Neuter Campaign - featuring the results of a two year study to understand what approaches are most effective to motivate people to spay and neuter their pets. Presented by the Humane Society of the United States
Targeted Spay/Neuter Programs: A Grantmaker’s Perspective - examining PetSmart Charities’ transition to a targeted spay/neuter grants program and how to compete effectively for funding. Presented by PetSmart Charities
Targeted Spay/Neuter Programs: A Provider’s Perspective - The successful implementation of targeted spay/neuter programs in Jacksonville, Florida. Presented by Rick Ducharme, of First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Spay/Neuter Funding: How Much Does This Cost and How Do We Pay For It? – discussing the high cost of low cost spay/neuter and how public and private funding are essential to keeping clinics open. Presented by The Found Animals Foundation
A Panel of Los Angeles Experts: including representatives from the Amanda Foundation, the CA Spay Neuter License Plate, Clinico, Downtown Dog, FixNation, and Los Angeles Animal Services.
Networking reception featuring free food and an open bar (beer and wine only) will follow presentations.
REGISTER TODAY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR DOOR PRIZES! Winning tickets will be randomly drawn at our networking reception. Ticket holders must be present to win.
· All Municipal Agency Ticket Holders will be automatically entered to win mobile grooming for five shelter animals of your choice and a catered staff lunch for your facility courtesy of Found Animals. Limited number of municipal agency tickets available so act fast! ***As an added bonus, the shelter with the most employees in attendance will win a free catered lunch for their facility courtesy of Found Animals***
· All Early Bird Ticket Holders will be automatically entered to win one of three gift certificates good for 5 spay/neuter surgeries from Clinico courtesy of Found Animals. Limited number of early bird tickets available so act fast!
DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN: FOUND ANIMALS HAS A BEST FRIEND!
Verified Early Bird and Municipal Agency ticket holders who participate in The Found Animals Forum and Best Friends Animal Society Pet Super Adoption Event Sunday, November 7th, will be eligible for an additional entry into the door prize drawing, which will take place during the Forum networking reception. That means TWO chances to WIN! (Rules and restrictions apply, see below for details)
The inaugural Found Animals Forum event took place in February 2010 and featured presentations and Q&A with animal welfare leaders from public and private organizations recognized for their effective and collaborative approaches. The 150 attendees of the Forum came from diverse backgrounds, including representatives from the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and District Attorney’s Office, employees from several municipal sheltering agencies, plus independent non-profit animal welfare organizations and many others. Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive:
· Participants rated all of the speakers very highly
· 96% of participants learned something useful from the Forum
· 85% of participants were "extremely likely" to attend a future Forum
Contest rules and restrictions:
Raffle ticket holders must check in at the Forum by 4p.m. and be present at the networking reception following the Forum to be eligible to win. Attendees to the Forum who are participating in the Best Friends Super Adoption Event will be asked to provide Found Animals with the name of their organization so we can verify with Best Friends that they are indeed eligible for an additional entry into our drawing.
*Event Check-In starts at 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. You may cancel your ticket for a full refund up to 72 hours before the event by emailing
. No refund will be offered if you fail to cancel your ticket 72 hours in advance of the event.*
ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
ALL TICKET REVENUES WILL BE DONATED LOCAL LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER PROVIDERS