Found Animals Foundation is a privately funded operating foundation in Los Angeles that focuses on a few powerful levers for changing the outcome for some of the three to four million animals euthanized each year in the US. Working with local communities and animal care professionals, we deliver innovative community-based adoption, spay/neuter, and pet ID programs while offering a wealth of trusted educational resources.
About Found Animals:
An independently funded non-profit, Found Animals works to achieve a single goal: find the big ideas that help reduce the number of pets euthanized in shelters each year. From microchips and registration, to responsible adoption initiatives and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, we strive to advance the well-being of the animals in our homes.
Over 130,000 pets and their people were helped by Found Animals programs
- Our global Michelson Prize and Grant Program now has over 20 research projects underway from the United States to Australia and New Zealand to Argentina. To date, we have committed over $10M in grant funding towards the search for a single dose nonsurgical sterilant for cats and dogs.
- Found Animals spent over $750,000 supporting partners FixNation, Spay4LA, and the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNP LA). These groups provided a combined total of over 46,000 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries in 2012.
- Over 5,500 pets were placed in forever homes through our adoption programs.
- Shelters from California to Florida and everywhere in between are using our affordable microchips and our free Found Animals Registry.
- Found Animals was featured in nearly 100 press articles highlighting our various programs and activities.
- Our website had over one million visitors come for information and resources. Our Facebook and Twitter audience grew to over 100,000.
- We hosted our first awards gala honoring Tony Cardenas, Lu Parker, and PetSmart CEO Bob Moran for the great work they do on behalf of Los Angeles animals.
- The Found Animals Forum, designed to bring the best new ideas to the Los Angeles animal community, hosted speakers Dr. Emily Weiss and Jackson Galaxy.
- Over 160 active volunteers donated in excess of 16,000 hours to support our programs in 2012.