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Whether you’re getting dressed up or staying home in your Balinese Christmas pajamas to settle in for what will hopefully be a better year from the last couple, you might want to consider that some of the creatures are already in their tuxedos, all dressed with nowhere to go. They will love celebrating this year and forever with you.

If you decide to move out, trust that they will wait for you to come home. I will always be.

Can not do a pet? Then he made the decision to check out Zoom’s offer of the volunteer program on January 5th. See details in He wanted help, help was given.

Happy New Year, hopefully!

Almost pets

Most of these pets are at Long Beach Animal Care Services. Shelter adoptions are made by appointment, so unless otherwise noted, contact [email protected] to meet it.

Eliza (ID #A655959) Doolittle wants more than just stick-and-sleep play. She is a little girl and loves to turn into one of your first acquaintances who will never be forgotten! Elisa resides at Long Beach Animal Care Services’ satellite adoption center at Pet Food Express, 4220 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach. Call 562-673-5050 to schedule an appointment to meet with her.

A tuxedo cat with a pink nose, white mask, chest and paws on colored blankets and looking outside

This lover’s name is Rebecca (ID number #A666365). She’s all set to come home for the New Year and be the home guest who never leaves! Rebecca came to the shelter with a fracture of her hind limb, which may need to be amputated. She can be cared for while the shelter takes care of her medical needs and then adopted once she is better. The playful Rebecca has no idea she’s having issues so it would be a perfect character to call her of the year and make the decision to always be friends!

A tuxedo cat with tortie marks on his head looking at the white box

Boomer (ID number #A667029) She made an appointment with her hairstylist to get some tortie highlights that contrasted with her tuxedo. It gives her just the right amount of attitude — or grandeur, as Kitty’s language says. Boomer is an owner who gives in, and she is 10 years old, which makes her somewhat of a senior. But as the old girl says, many lives are left and will live to the fullest. Celebrate forever with this hilarious kitten!

Hey, wait a hot moment! Tuxedos? Who says cats are the only ones who wear them! Angel (ID #A661295) indignantly insists on being invited to the party, and in such a beautiful outfit, she has a standing invitation. or sit down. or a recumbent one. Whatever commands you give!

Angel is only 2 years old and she is as sweet as eggs, as you can see from the affection she gives to volunteer Gary! Her family lost their home and could not take care of her, so she loves to be in a loving place where her needs are understood.

He wanted help, I gave help

Resumption of the Animal Care Services Volunteer Program in Long Beach!

Save the date! The shelter will have its first volunteer orientation virtually on January 5th, 7pm-8pm! Anyone wishing to help animals become adoptable – and be adopted – as well as returning volunteers wishing to improve their skills are welcome to register here.

Feline Good Social Club is seeking volunteers

The only private space in Long Beach to frolic with felines that isn’t yours is recruiting volunteers to help take care of all of the club’s small lounge chairs. Volunteers will assist in two-hour shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. A monthly shift of a minimum of six hours is required. To be a server of young stars, send an email [email protected]

Volunteers from many stripes are wanted at Helen Sanders CatPAWS

Want to spend a few hours playing with cats? How about brightening up the day of a handful of seniors with visits from cats? Consider fostering cats because you’re not sure if you want to keep one but wish you had one for a very short time in your life (and yes, you can change your mind and keep it forever).

How about delivering pet food to shelters in need? Want to put together a few newborn kitten grooming kits, perhaps bottle feeding, a few? Cleaning the kennel (wee!)? Lend a paw to CatPAWS – just fill out the volunteer application at this link.

Volunteer walkers for elderly dogs

Ida’s Walkers is a program of The Heart of Ida, a non-profit organization serving older residents in and around Long Beach. Ida’s Walkers provides dog walking services for low- to moderate-income seniors who are hospitalized, have limited mobility, or are at risk of falls. If you would like to help seniors keep their beloved pets for as long as they are able to live in the home, call 562-370-3548.

Low Cost Pet Service Repair Clinics in Long Beach: Specific days and times, 1749 Magnolia Ave. , Long Beach, services available by appointment at

Fix Long Beach takes appointments for low cost spay/neuter, dental, vaccinations and other vet needs for cats and dogs. Vaccination clinics are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Visit their webpage or Facebook page for details.

DIY cat grooming kits are available for free at Long Beach Animal Care Services

Cat season is still thriving, and shelters and rescues struggle to save, repair, and adopt young lives. It is not unusual to find nests for kittens that appear to be abandoned during cat season.

It is a natural reaction to want to help, to save them. But before you get started, consider these steps outlined here. If you are interested in getting the cat grooming kit provided by Helen Sanders CatPAWS, please send an email [email protected].

Sterilization/neuter vouchers available at the shelter

At Long Beach Animal Care Services Sterilization/Neutralizing Coupons Available. They will take a healthy share of the cost of the procedure. Residents of any of the five cities the refuge serves can call the general number at 562-570-7387 to request a voucher.

Sterilization/Neutral Appointments Available at SNP/LA

The Spay/Neuter Project in Los Angeles (SNP/LA) presents Free and low-cost sterilization / sterilization services, extending the hours of their vaccination clinics. The San Pedro Clinic will provide injections between 9 AM and 8 PM every third Thursday at 957 N. Gaffey St. Call 310-574-55555 to see if you qualify for services.

If you can see the bottom of the food bag

The Homeless Pets page self-describes as the only organization focused solely on providing food and care for pets belonging to homeless people. Businesses and other organizations across the country receive in-kind donations of food and other needs that human families of cats and dogs can pick up at outreach sites. The following Long Beach companies will accept your donation:

Trendi Pawz, 3726 E. 7th Street, Long Beach

Belmont Heights Animal Hospital, 255 Redondo Street, Long Beach

Paw Shoppe Pet Center, Inc., 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Food and supplies are available Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Beacon for Him Ministries, 1535 Gunnedy Avenue Long Beach; and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Christian Outreach in Action, 515 E. 3rd St. Long Beach.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at these locations as well.

Adopt, Adopt, Adopt

In-furson events, etc.

A man in a white CatPaws shirt smiles for the camera while cuddling a huge orange cat

CatPAWS volunteer Lance Smith interprets membership statements and most importantly encourages kitties. Here he is with Sam, an adorable fellow orange that has since come home! Photo submitted by Lance Smith.

Fast Pet Food Adoption Center for Cats: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, Pet Food Express, 4220 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach. Adoption fees apply.

This adoption center is a much-needed satellite operation for Long Beach Animal Welfare Services. Julie and her team pull out adoptable cats – “adoptable” for these guys, means any cat in a shelter home! The team meets up with the kitties until they are adopted, which takes less time than you can imagine.

Helen Sanders CatPAWS Certification Centers: Viewable daily during store opening hours, playtime Saturdays and Sundays between noon and 3pm, PetSmart, 12341 Seal Beach Blvd. , Seal Beach; Petco Marina Shores, 6500 Pacific Coast Hwy. , Third Saturday of every month between 1 pm and 3 pm, Long Beach. Adoption fees apply.

Window shopping is a great pastime and is likely to become more and more popular during the pandemic. Helen Sanders CatPAWS has implemented window shopping for cat adoption. You can look at many beautiful cats through windows PetSmart Accreditation Center At Seal Beach, and now, you can finally visit them, rub their little ears, rub them under their chins on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Visitors to Petco Marina Shores every third Saturday of the month can see them running around their courts and cuddling them too. Volunteers will answer questions and provide you with adoption information! Make sure to wear a mask. You can find adoption apps and all the kitties here.

Nota bon-e incubators are needed everywhere!

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Can we surf on the couch at your place?

If you’ve always wanted a pet but aren’t sure if you’re ready for a lifelong commitment (to the animal), or if you’ve outgrown your pet companion days for whatever reason, a nursery can be a great way to go, especially with one or more kittens emerging during the Cat season. Each of the organizations listed below is in dire need of sponsors who will work to connect with them and help save their young lives. Who knows – maybe one of these souls will change your mind about your unwillingness to have a roommate!

These nonprofits also regularly feature cats, dogs, and rabbits. As of now, adoptions are mainly done by appointment. There is a need for adoption for cats, too. Click the links for each rescue in case of updates or changes.

These organizations operate through donations and grants, and anything you can offer would be welcome. Please suggest any Long Beach area rescues to add to the list.

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