OBOL’s mission is to improve the well-being of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption--with the ultimate aim of eliminating animal homelessness.
Every month, OBOL donates nutritious food, treats, blankets, towels, pet beds, leashes, collars, harnesses, toys, pet clothes and other critical supplies to more than 1,000 homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups, pets of the homeless and wildlife sanctuaries.
Since 2008, OBOL has provided aid and comfort pet items to over 702 animal rescue groups and 47 animal shelters. The number of rescues who depend upon us continues to expand every year.
OBOL services do not simply help animals in need – we also impact people who care about animals. We help 100s and 100s of homeless people, veterans and low income seniors keep their pets safe and healthy. We bring humane education programs to more than 5,000+ school children each year.
We Fulfill Our Mission By:
- Providing donated comfort and care items to shelters, rescue groups, pets of the homeless, pets of low-income seniors, pets of veterans, animal transports, fosters and wildlife sanctuaries.
- Advocating for animal welfare through service-oriented humane education and public awareness anti-cruelty campaigns.
- Raising awareness of the growing population of homeless animals being euthanized in overcrowded shelter systems and promoting adoption as the best option.
- 47 Shelters in Southern California
- 702 Animal Rescue Groups- dogs, cats, wildlife, rabbit, reptile (seniors and disabled animals)
- Southern California Veterinary Medical Association
- Churches and 10 local organizations depend on us for pet supplies when they help the homeless people that live with their pets.
- Veterans Administrations (Homeless Project): Los Angeles City, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach & Ventura
- American Red Cross
- Schools (preschool to college)
- The Healthy Pets Healthy Families Coalition (Los Angeles County)
- We partner with the following politicians who promote animal welfare: Councilman Paul Koretz, Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Senator Ted Lieu, Councilman Mitch Englander, Congressman Tony Cardenas, Assemblymen Mike Gatto, Assemblymen Marc Steinorth, Congressman Brad Sherman, Assemblyman Cameron M. Smyth, Assemblyman Matthew Dababnea
- Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Emergency Network of Los Angeles (ENLA)
- Sepulveda Basin Dog Park
From MCandace McGrew, Program Manager Volunteer
Riverside County Dept. of Animal Services
"Our goal is to provide the best possible care for each animal and ultimately place them into new and loving homes. Operation Blankets of Love has become an important part of our success in reaching our goal. Our animals are more comfortable and feel better; this of course makes them more adoptable. No longer do our geriatric animals have to lie on cold concrete....Our puppies and kittens have blankets and bedding to snuggle and lay in and our sick and injured animals have soft, comfortable blankets and towels to help soothe them to speedy recovery."
From Jan Selder, Director of Operations, L.A. City Animal Services
Our goal is to provide the best possible care for each animal and ultimately place them into new and loving homes. OBOL has become an important part of our success in reaching our goal. Our animals are more comfortable and feel better, this of course makes them more adoptable!
No longer do our geriatric animals have to lie on cold concrete… Our puppies and kittens have blankets and bedding to snuggle and lay in and our sick and injured animals have soft, comfortable blankets and towels to help soothe them to speedy recovery.