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.
Every month, we reach more than 1,000 homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups, pets of the homeless and wildlife sanctuaries. OBOL donates nutritious food, treats, blankets, towels, pet beds, leashes, collars, harnesses, toys, pet clothes and other critical supplies that is valued to $1,000 or more.
Since 2008, OBOL has provided aid and comfort pet items to over 712 animal rescue groups and 70 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 that include: veterans, disabled, families, all ages and backgrounds and low income seniors and veterans keep their pets safe and healthy.
We bring humane education programs to more than 3000+ school children each year.
Eileen donates a pet bed in a shelter. Watch what happens!!
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.
- Promoting "Adoption as the Best Option".
- Promoting and strengthening the human-animal bond.
- 70 Shelters in Southern California
- 751 Animal Rescue Groups- 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.
- 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.