Michelson Found Animals believes that everyone,
regardless of their socioeconomic status,
deserves the right to the joy of pets.

Better Neighbor Project partners with human service organizations to develop collaborative programs that support under-served communities and their pets. Our collaborations help make emergency shelters pet-inclusive, add pet food and supply distributions to existing food pantries, offer low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in the communities with most need, and more.

The BNP goal is simple: to help people and pets in need. Along the way, we tell stories of the people we meet and organizations we partner with to celebrate their wonderful work and bring more awareness and empathy for our society’s most vulnerable communities.

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Better Neighbor Project is our commitment to helping our brothers, sisters, neighbors and pets experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.

Better Neighbor Hero Spotlight
Every human wants companionship and purpose. When there is apathy in a community, that often comes with unemployment or hardship, I believe a pet has the power to heal and elevate those attitudes.
About Dr. Kwane Stewart

Dr. Kwane Stewart, "The Street Vet" has spent his whole career fighting to better the lives of animals through education, awareness, and care. Now he dedicates his time serving and helping the people and pets experiencing homelessness.

Because of this and more, we are proud to name Dr. Kwane Stewart a Better Neighbor Hero. We celebrate his unwavering dedication to serving the homeless community in Los Angeles, and hope his story - and the stories of those he serves - will continue to bring empathy to the issue of homelessness.

Learn more about Dr. Kwane and donate to help homeless pets in the community

Partnering with the YMCA to Support Pet Owners During Covid-19

The Y is made up of people from all backgrounds working together to strengthen their community. Together they work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, immigrant status, income, race, sex or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To support the East Los Angeles community during COVID-19, Better Neighbor Project and the Weingart YMCA partnered to deliver much needed human resources and pet resources, such as food, grooming, veterinary care and spay & neuter services. Through this partnership over the past two months, we have distributed 2,500 bags of pet food, conducted 107 wellness checks and 11 Spay/Neuter surgeries.

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