A TOY FOR EVERY ANIMAL The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) receives many requests for ways to volunteer to help the animals at our shelter. Currently, Animal Care Services is promoting the slogan "A Toy for Every Animal" to improve health and wellness. Chew toys like the Red Kong toys help keep animalsí minds and bodies engaged, leading to greater health and a higher rate of adoption.
HOW YOU CAN HELP The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services has implemented a new program for collecting all sizes of Red Kong toys for shelter dogs at LBACS. The irresistible chew toy is indestructible and safe. It can be easily cleaned and disinfected after each use.
PURCHASING A TOY Purchase all sizes of Red Kong toys directly at http://www.petmountain.com/product/chew-toys/105306/kong-company-red-kong.html or at most pet stores. Either drop them off at LBACS, located on the same premises as the P.D. Pitchford Animal Shelter, or have them shipped directly to the following address:
7700 E. Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
Contact: Debra Brubaker, Public Health Associate (562) 570-7387
DONATIONS We are working closely with our registered rescue organizations, including the Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA), to obtain toys for the dogs as well as the cats in the care of LBACS. Monetary donations to the Friends of Long Beach Animalsí will allow FOLBA to purchase Kittie Woofer balls for cats or the Red Kong toys for dogs. Send the check to
Friends of Long Beach Animals
P.O. Box 92736
Long Beach, CA 90809-2736
Specify "dog toy" or "cat toy" on the memo line.