WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, April 7, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Home Dog LA is a recipient of American Humane’s Feed the Hungry grant. Located in Los Angeles, California, HDLA helps pets and families stay together, providing pet owners with resources if they fall on hard times.
“Huge thank you to American Humane for the Feed the Hungry grant they gave to Home Dog LA,” said Kerry Armstrong, Founder and Executive Director of HDLA. “We work with financially disadvantaged pet owners in Los Angeles and right now it’s a really tough time with COVID19. Lots of people have lost their jobs and they want to feed their pets, and we are here to help when they maybe don’t have the money to get themselves food or their pets food. We have a hotline and we do safe deliveries, drop offs and pick-ups. We are here for those that need us in this really hard time.”
The primary reason people surrender pets to a city shelter is due to financial constraints. HDLA is the intervention program at North Central Shelter in Los Angeles, offering community-based solutions to local residents to help them and their pets through difficult times. By keeping pets and families together, HDLA helps impact the problem of overcrowding at North Central Shelter, which gives the animals who need to be there more time to find forever homes. Since launching in 2014, the shelter intervention program has kept more than 3,500 pets out of the shelter and with their families. The Feed the Hungry grant will allow HDLA to continue to assist others.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit https://www.americanhumane.org/