City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 092916
Long Beach Animal Care Services Receives Medical Suite, Surgical Room from Friends of Long Beach Animals
Jane Grobaty

Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to responsible pet ownership, education and humane treatment of all animals, has donated a new medical suite with a surgical room to Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS).

“This very generous donation will help our Animal Care Services expand and enhance the veterinary services we offer to animals in our care,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The new 800-square-foot medical suite will provide a much larger space for the LBACS medical team to work. City funds paid for spay/neuter equipment, two examination tables and equipment, and recovery cages for the medical suite.

“I am very grateful for the support provided by the Friends of Long Beach Animals,” said Marie Knight, Director of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine. “The new medical suite will help more animals be in a better position to be adopted.”

In the near future, LBACS will be looking for a partner organization or sponsor to use the medical suite to provide free or low cost spay/neuter surgeries to the public.

Check out the Long Beach Animal Care Services web site at Download the free Long Beach Animal Care Services mobile app on iTunes or Google Play. Become a friend on Facebook at and follow LBACS on Twitter and Instagram @lbanimalcare to keep up on the latest news for people and animals.

Visit Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village to adopt, volunteer, donate, license your pet or obtain resources regarding low-cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics throughout the City. LBACS is located at 7700 East Spring Street in Long Beach. The Village is open Wednesday through Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.