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ORGANIZATION: k9 connection

k9 connection's PETS' LANDING Project cares for the lives on both ends of the leash. We provide free (primarily preventive) care to pets of people experiencing homelessness, as well as medical and social services for the pet owner, every three months in a secure, Skid Row Parking Lot. People living on the street are isolated and often rejected by family. Their pets offer companionship, protection, help them navigate dangerous places and give them purpose, so we are doing all we can to keep these families healthy, happy and safe.

We could not do what we do without our volunteer veterinarians and event staff, as well as sponsors, donors, and advocates who believe in the importance of the human-animal bond.

We have a devoted corps of volunteer and we can always use more - please join us!

P.S. Our social services agency requires that ALL volunteers submit proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, including the first booster.

2 Shifts

  • Sat Sep 10, 2022 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Overall volunteer hours are 8 hrs, divided into two shifts: 8 am - Noon; Noon - 4 pm
  • Sat Sep 10, 2022 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About k9 connection

Location:

2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018, US

Mission Statement

The k9 connection program provides essential services and supplies so pets of people experiencing homelessness can be healthy, happy and safe through the PETS LANDING PROJECT; and helps disadvantaged youth build life skills through the experience of training and bonding with shelter dogs, in continuation high schools through the k9 ACADEMY.

Description

k9 connection has been a program of The People Concern since 2005.

k9 connection works to optimize and support healthy human animal bonds, by providing services through their two main projects:
* k9 Academy
* Pets’ Landing

When you support k9 connection, you are helping pets of people experiencing homelessness to be healthy, happy and safe through the Pets’ Landing project; and empowering vulnerable youth by engaging them in animal-assisted interventions through k9 connection’s on-site programs (k9 Academy) held at continuation highs schools.

All of the projects and activities that are part of k9 connection are unique and serve dual populations: (1) disadvantaged youth and shelter dogs; and (2) pets of people experiencing homelessness. For the latter, by offering the free clinics, we have also expanded our reach to serve the clients of other social services staff beyond TPC, as well as those individuals living with their pets on the streets.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Homeless & Housing
Animals, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Sat Sep 10, 2022
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

522 E. 6th StreetLos AngelesLos Angeles, CA 90021

(34.04167,-118.24483)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Event Management
  • Customer Service
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • You can choose from two possible shifts: Morning from 8 am - Noon includes help w/ set up of booths and supplies (Clinic hours are 10 am - 2 pm); Afternoon from Noon - 4 pm includes help with ongoing services, tear down of booths, packing supplies.

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