OBOL’s mission is to improve the health of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption. Our ultimate aim is to eliminate animal homelessness and euthanasia.
We believe that no animal should be abused, neglected or abandoned, spending its existence in fear, pain and hunger, but instead have the right to live a life filled with love and compassion.
We Fulfill Our Mission By:
- AT NO COST since 2008, OBOL has provided aid and comfort pet items to shelters, rescue groups, pets of the homeless, pets of low-income seniors and veterans, animal transports, fosters and wildlife sanctuaries
- Every month, we reach more than 1,000 homeless animals to provide life-saving pet items such as pet food, treats, blankets, pet beds, towels, toys, carriers, leashes, collars, grooming supplies, etc.....
- Advocating for animal welfare through service-oriented humane education to thousands of children each year.
- Promoting "Adoption as the Best Option". Raising awareness of the growing population of homeless animals being euthanized in overcrowded shelter systems.
- During natural disasters like fires and floods we donate food, blankets, crates, bowls, x-pens and other pet items to displaced dogs and cats who were in shelters, rescue groups and for the pet owners.
- We also impact people who care about animals. This year we donated food and other items to 100's and 100's of homeless people that include: veterans, disabled, families, all ages and backgrounds and low income seniors and veterans to keep their pets safe and healthy.
Eileen donates a pet bed in a shelter. Watch what happens!!
- 72 Shelters in Southern California
- 751 Animal Rescue Groups (including Independent Rescuers)- dogs, cats, wildlife, rabbit, reptile, birds (seniors, pregnant moms, 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.
- Volunteers of America (Homeless Project Partner)
- 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 Dababneh
- Association of Professional Humane Educators
- Humane Education Coalition
- Animal Legal Defense Fund
- The Los Angeles County Veterinary Public Health Program (VPH)
- Sepulveda Basin Dog Park
Jan Selder, Director of Operations for LA City Shelters
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.