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Deity In the community

Our community's pets are in need far and wide. In addition to helping shelter pets, Deity's mission includes educating and empowering people of all ages as to how they can make a difference in the lives of animals in their communities.

Deity Pet Pantries

Around 25% of the unhoused population have pets, according to Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). As a result of their love and dedication to their animals, many of these individuals have been forced to find refuge on the streets because they cannot find shelters that accept animals, or affordable pet-friendly housing. Seeing the havoc this was wreaking, Deity pivoted our mission to include our community’s people and their pets.

With the rise in the number of underserved and unhoused, "Free Fridges" began popping up in and around Los Angeles. Run by  volunteers and stocked by the community, these pantries provide essential food, water, personal hygiene products, and other basic  necessities for anyone in need.  

 

Our goal is to assist in keeping pets with their families and out of the shelters by providing necessary yet costly items to pet owners who may be struggling. Our weekly pet pantry initiative works in partnership with various fridge and pantry facilitators in high-need locations and stocks pet food, collars, leashes, beds, blankets, carriers, crates, vitamins, toys, treats and custom ID pet tags. We also provide spay/neuter, vaccine, microchip, flea/tick preventative and any other medical care through our partners.

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Big Girl Legacy Fund

In October 2021, we experienced tremendous loss. Big Girl, our resident senior pit bull and breed ambassador, left her earthly body to pursue her new mission in heaven.Big Girl joined Deity Animal Rescue in January of 2018. She came to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center as a stray and as our eyes met hers it was a soul connection. It was in the stars, Big Girl was meant to be a part of our family. And when she came home, she was greeted by all the dogs and kids and loved every second of it.

When we lost Big Girl, we could not catch our breath. She was the kiss that started every day, the smile that showed us the good in the world, the resilience that taught us strength and forgiveness, and a loyalty that taught us eternal friendship. The shelters are overflowing with dogs just like her- senior dogs with magical energy that are misunderstood and mislabeled. But they have so much to teach us. As we are picked up the pieces of our hearts- we turned her transition from this earthly realm into a positive.

Deity Animal Rescue is emotionally driven to help senior dogs so we creates a fund dedicated specifically to the overlooked stardust in the shelter kennel. With this fund, we will rescue dogs who elude Big Girl energy. Who need a little more but will give everything they have. Who are full of surprises and smiles and forgiveness. Who hasn't lost faith in humanity despite the failings that lead them to the shelter, so why would humanity lose faith in them? We haven’t. And we won’t. 

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Shelter Dog Lifeline Fund

Deity's primary live saving efforts are within our City and County (and some beyond) shelters. The shelter system in Los Angeles is inundated with surrendered, stray, abandoned, or homeless animals on a daily basis. Los Angeles County shelters took in 18,315 dogs in the last 12 months (7/22-6/23). Los Angeles City Shelters took in 7,222 in the last 6 months (1/22-6/22). 

Wonderful, loving, pets of all ages and types end up in the shelter system due to a variety of circumstances. Deity visits the shelters and is in contact with them on a regular basis to provide help when we can. We rescue dogs from overpopulated shelters and provide care to get these pets adopted into committed and appropriate forever homes. 

It is our passion and mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and place stray, neglected, and shelter dogs into loving, responsible, and committed homes. We do not discriminate on age, breed, or ease of placement. Rather, we choose dogs based on temperament and potential to be wonderful companions. We adhere to a comprehensive adoption process which includes finding the best possible match for each dog and performing home checks.

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A Pawdcast: By Deity Animal Rescue

In order to share our mission on a wider reaching platform, we have created a new audio and visual project.  Check out "A Pawdcast" by Deity Animal Rescue, where we embark on sharing the extraordinary stories of rescued animals and the remarkable humans who have played pivotal roles in transforming their lives. Deity Animal Rescue, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding loving, responsible homes for stray, neglected, and shelter dogs. Our commitment is not bound by age, breed, or ease of placement. Instead, we choose our rescue dogs based on their temperament and potential to be exceptional companions, regardless of their past hardships. In "A Pawdcast," we invite you to step into our world, where we'll introduce you to the dogs we've encountered and the incredible individuals who've joined us on this life-changing journey. Each episode is a testament to the triumph of spirit, the dedication of volunteers and professionals, and the magic of the moment when a forever home is found. You can find A Pawdcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube and wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Spay and Neuter 

We emphasize the importance of pet sterilization, the importance of adopting from a shelter or rescue rather than buying from a breeder and focus on animal welfare education. Deity Animal Rescue partners with local clinics to provide all expenses paid spays, neuters, vaccines, and microchips to dogs and cats of families in need. Some important statistics:

  • Average number of kittens per litter: 4-6

  • Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2

  • Average number of puppies in a litter: 6-10

  • In 7 years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.

  • In 6 years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs. 
     

The pet overpopulation epidemic starts with spaying and neutering the pets in the community. ​

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