EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: Fix Long Beach, CA - A Spay and Neuter Community Project and EFA's COTM for February

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fix Long Beach, CA - A Spay and Neuter Community Project and EFA's COTM for February

Fix Long Beach !

A Spay and Neuter Community Project...
Nominated by Corinna of TheFrogBag

February’s Charity of the Month is Fix Long Beach, and boy do they mean to do what they say with dogs in this city! That’s no easy task, as Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California, a state that has such behemoths as Los Angeles and San Diego. And as any rescuer knows, Southern California is famously awash in not only pit bulls, but Chihuahuas and other small dogs too, as back yard breeders and plain old lack of education keep canine birthrates high and shelters full.

What can a small charity do against such overwhelming odds? Let’s hear it from them:

“We are a group of volunteers/citizens that dedicate our time and energy to make a difference in the city of Long Beach; a difference for our animals! We provide FREE spay/neuter surgeries to low-income residents of Long Beach, CA. We are targeting people who are unable to afford having their pets fixed, even through a low cost clinic, as this segment of people need our help the most."

In addition, they educate, educate, educate. Many people simply don’t know that fixed pets are healthier, live longer, have lower license fees, won’t engage in as many problem behaviors, and generally are happier. 

Plus, many people still subscribe to outdated myths about animals “needing” to have a litter, and don’t know that, as the Fix Long Beach website (www.fixlongbeach.com) states: “By spaying one female and neutering one male, more than 2,000 unwanted births can be prevented in 2 years & more than 2,000,000 in 8 years.”

Pretty impressive statistics, and pretty hard to argue with! To accomplish their goal of reducing pet overpopulation and educating pet owners they run mobile clinics so that people don’t have to get their furry friends to a vet, the vet comes to them. This removes a huge burden from low-income residents who may not have to resources to get their animal friends the medical attention they need otherwise. Each event can fix up to 40 needy dogs, but they sure aren’t free to run! Each one costs about $3500 to put on, an impossibly high bar without donations and tons of volunteers. 

In addition, through donations from donors and sponsors and lots of legwork, Fix Long Beach volunteers are able to provide truly needy families with pet supplies such as food, leashes and harnesses, and even toys. For a family that is facing unemployment or other hardships, this can be a huge help. 

But the animals themselves are the big winners. Through education and medical intervention, hundreds of dogs of all types have been helped and now will live longer, healthier, happier lives. There are no easy fixes, as any rescuer knows. That’s why Fix Long Beach has a subheading on their website banner: “Fix Long Beach: A community Effort.”


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  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing the photos and info about this important charity!

  2. What a GREAT organization! Thank you for sharing the information about this and how important it is to spay and nueter your pet! One of the best ways to help decrease the overpopulation of dogs and cats in our communities.


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