Since 1984, the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation has supported the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) through fundraising for spay-and-neuter programs, pet adoptions, public education and general animal welfare. DACC is the largest animal welfare agency in the nation, serving over 70,000 animals each year. DACC operates seven open-intake animal care centers across Los Angeles County, provides emergency rescue services during disasters, conducts animal cruelty investigations, and enforces all State and local animal control laws.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control to provide much-needed medical services for senior dogs in its care. This funding will directly save more senior dogs’ lives and, ultimately, more senior dogs, like Sugar, being adopted into loving homes. Sugar is a 15-year old pit bull who was brought to the Carson Animal Care Center as an owner surrender. A medical exam revealed that Sugar had severe arthritis in her hips and knees, as well as a torn ligament. Despite Sugar’s obvious discomfort, her sweet personality continued to shine. To relieve her pain, the veterinarian recommended amputating Sugar’s right hind limb. The procedure was successful, and Sugar was up and walking around soon after. Just a few days after she returned to the care center, she was adopted. Now, Sugar and her father are on a new journey together!