LA WOMEN SPONSOR FREE ADOPTIONS AT LA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTERS

LA WOMEN SPONSOR FREE ADOPTIONS AT LA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTERS 

Los Angeles residents Erika Brunson and Margie Perenchio will pay adoption fees at four LA County animal shelters beginning Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th as part of PRAI Beauty’s “Free the Shelters” campaign. The campaign was launched in May and has helped more than 650 animals get adopted at 10 shelters across the country.

WHAT: 

Adoption fees waived at four LA County animal shelters the weekend of August 4th thanks to the generosity of LA residents Erika Brunson and Margie Perenchio.

 

WHERE:               

Participating shelters include:  East Valley Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys; Harbor Shelter, 957 Gaffey Street, San Pedro; North Central Shelter, 3201 Lacy Street, LA and South LA Shelter, 1850 West 60th Street, LA.

 

WHEN:

Friday, August 4th through Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6th 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

WHO:

Adoption fees will be paid by LA residents Erika Brunson and Margie Perenchio. Brunson and Perenchio as part of “Free the Shelters” started by Cathy Kangas, CEO and Founder of PRAI Beauty. The three women are all members of the board of directors of The Humane Society of the United States.

There are a total of 652 dogs and 457 cats at the four participating LA Shelters.  Cathy Kangas will announce the LA event during her August 3rd appearance on HSN-TV where she sells PRAI Beauty, her successful skincare line that donates a portion of every sale to helping animals.

 

WHY: 

Shelters should be short-term foster homes rather than a long-term jail sentence for companion animals.  “Free the Shelters” has been rolled out across the country resulting in more than 650 animals finding a permanent home. About 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs – about one every 13 seconds – are put down in U.S. animal shelters each year.  Research has shown that removing adoption fees increases the number and speed of pet adoptions and reduces euthanasia.

 

CONTACT:

           Mary Frances Duffy

           The Dilenschneider Group

           212-922-0900

           Cell: 917-854-6580