About Our Rescue Group...
We are a humane non-profit organization dedicated to provide many needed community services, particularly for domestic dogs and cats but not limited to them, not afforded by the County Department of Animal Control or private kennels or enterprise. We do have a limited capacity on the amounts of pets up for adoption at any given time, not all are on premises but may be in a temporary foster home or still retained by the owner seeking a new home for his pet or even listings such as Actors and Others for Animals does.
We do not work against the L.A. Dept. of Animals Control, but as an unrelated adjunct providing far more extensive and varied services in placements and adoptions that they do not cover. They are not an adoption agency. The longest we have ever taken to place a dog has been 1 1/2 years and 3 years for an adult cat. They resided at the foundation, uncaged, and in a complete home environment until they were placed, very happy, loved and attended. If they are never placed, it is where they would remained until their natural attrition. Adoptions are not conducted on a first come first serve basis but essentially the right family and home environment and needs must be compatible with each pets character, type, and needs as well. Animals can be returned to us if things do not work out for some reason. All pets adopted must be spayed or neutered as per prior condition of adoption, if not already. All adopters must donate either a specified amount or a voluntary contribution--no animals are free for the asking to just anyone. Following is a list of our services and functions in order of priority:
Pet placement services. Owners relinquish their pets to us for adoption services as an alternative to the pound. We reserve the right to accept or decline a pet on the basis of what we review as adoptability, health, etc. as we guarantee placement or we keep it but it will not go to the pound or be euthanized or used for any animal research. This is and has been our primary concern and function to date.
Recovery of lost and found pets.
Rescue from an endangering situation--such as last day adoption directly from the pound when a viable animal is up for destruction or experimentation. We do observation, rehabilitation, evaluation, and sometimes retraining long before the animal again becomes available, if necessary.
Outreach program -- For the elderly, handicapped or disaster stricken cases that need immunizations, altering, assistance from a vet, boarding during a relocation, illness, or crisis for a short time. We volunteer transportation, pet food in extreme temporary emergencies, and supplemental funds for medical emergencies that are life and death situations for a pet whose owner is unable to pay the full amount and needs an emergency loan for vet fees to save it's life.
Helpline -- A number people may call for advice, sympathy, and referral service to other organizations that could help them; vets, trainers, books, and even a list of homes and apartments for rent that accept pets.
Educational lectures on pet ownership, care, and responsibility, either free or can be contributed to, available for schools, churches, clubs, or any organization seeking guest speakers on the subject. Our hope is to be able to get special speakers who are trainers, vets, celebrities, breeders, etc. to produce more public awareness and responsibility by people for the immense pet overpopulation problem caused by negligent owners and puppy mill breeders.
Organize Voluntary Neighborhood Watch Programs. A volunteer in each neighborhood keeping tabs on the animals in that neighborhood or any strays and thus curtailing many problems in advance, especially regarding abuse, abandonment, over breeding, or anything very suspicious. We take a gentle approach first.
Services and functions are performed only as the foundation has the funds to do so at any given time. Our ability to perform is in direct proportion to your ability to contribute --money, time, or both. We hope to provide a boarding kennel and training center as well in order to be at least partially self-supporting. We appreciate your participation and interest in our program. The T.A.N.A. Foundation has been operational on a minimal basis officially since its formation August 20, l986. Unofficially, we have been doing this for about twenty years. Everything adds up. Everything we can do to control overpopulation and prevent animal cruelty helps. Thank you for your support.