SEPTEMBER 15 2021: As a valued customer, foster parent or volunteer of Michelson Found Animals’ Adopt & Shop, we wanted to share some news with you regarding our Culver City Adopt & Shop location. As of today, the Adopt & Shop Culver City building is in the process of being sold. As this process begins, we wanted to inform our loyal contributors of this change and share the exciting future for Michelson Found Animals (MFA).
At this time, the building sale is pending and no changes will take effect regarding current retail, volunteer and foster opportunities, but we will communicate updates on a regular basis. During this transition, please keep an eye out for more details as the situation shifts in the coming weeks and months.
We are so proud to have served Culver City’s people and pets for the last seven years, as well as the rescue community. We could not have done this without the support of our fosters, volunteers, customers, and staff members, and we will always be grateful for and cherish their impact through Adopt & Shop. Together, we have accomplished many milestones, from the facilitation of more than 17,000 pet adoptions to 460,000+ foster and volunteer hours contributed, not to mention the countless pets’ lives that were saved and our lives forever changed. What was once revolutionary when we first started this journey has now become standard for the industry, which is in part due to the hard work of this team. It is now time for us to set our sights on new innovation in animal welfare through broader community support and less hands-on care.
“I am incredibly proud of the contribution Adopt & Shop and its team has made to the Los Angeles community,” says Brett Yates, CEO of Michelson Found Animals. “We started Adopt & Shop as a social enterprise model to tackle significant market gaps and to create efficient, scalable solutions for some of animal welfare’s biggest challenges. Now it is time for Michelson Found Animals to redirect our efforts by expanding our work in other aspects of the animal welfare community and to create lasting and catalytic change.”
As an organization, Michelson Found Animals will continue to support people and pets in Los Angeles by expanding existing programs such as:
Expansion of the Better Neighbor Project, which supports underserved Los Angeles communities and their pets by helping make emergency shelters pet-inclusive, provide pet food and supplies at pantries, offer low-cost pet clinics, and more. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Better Neighbor Project.
Increase grant making efforts in Los Angeles for organizations who are committed to addressing overpopulation and keeping pets out of shelters.
Develop research, resources, and partnerships with the end goal of increasing availability of pet-welcoming rental housing throughout Los Angeles.
Thank you for putting your trust in us and helping us save more pets.
The Michelson Found Animals’ Adopt & Shop team