.The Jane Mattson Memorial Fund
A cherished friend and colleague, Jane Mattson founded Stayin' Alive Long Beach in 2012 to help save the lives of the animals at the Long Beach animal shelter. She was a true friend to animals, absolutely committed to their care and welfare. With courage and determination, she launched Stayin' Alive, and with it, she began a movement in support of shelter animals in Long Beach that now has thousands of followers and has helped to save hundreds of shelter animals' lives.
We will miss Jane for her quick wit, her warmth and friendship, her endless caring for the animals, her courageous heart and her ability to grasp the truth and fight to bring it to light.
Because Jane felt so deeply about the path that shelter animals must walk, she requested donations be made to Stayin' Alive Long Beach to support and continue her efforts in changing shelter policies to save healthy animals from unnecessary strife, and death. All donations to this fund will be used to advocate for shelter animals and continue the important work Jane herself started.
Jane was a beloved wife, daughter, friend and colleague. She was an animal advocate in every sense of the word, and words cannot adequately express how much we miss her.
If you wish to help us continue Jane's work of advocating for Long Beach's shelter animals, you can donate at paypal.com using our e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working to Make Long Beach A No Kill City
In 2014, Long Beach Animal Care Services killed over 3,200 companion animals in our city's animal shelter. That is 39% of the animals that entered the shelter's doors and includes a 57% kill rate for kittens, a 47% kill rate for cats, a 26% kill rate for dogs and a 16% kill rate for puppies. In short:
The City of Long Beach kills one animal for every 22 minutes that the city shelter is open for adoptions.
Recent improvements in animal sheltering, known as the No Kill Equation, have reversed the killing trend in cities across the US. It can happen in Long Beach as well. Stayin' Alive Long Beach is a political advocacy group composed of concerned residents who want to see the progressive, fiscally-responsible programs of the No Kill Equation put in place at the Long Beach Animal Shelter. We invite you to join us as we work politically to increase the save rate of animals at the Long Beach Animal Shelter.
What is the No Kill Equation?
The No Kill Equation is a set of programs that, when implemented comprehensively, have dramatically increased the save rate of animals in open-admission city shelters across the nation. Stayin' Alive Long Beach is asking the City to improve their service to the public by implementing the following programs at Long Beach Animal Care Services:
Ways You Can Help
Stayin' Alive Long Beach PSA
How can you help save Long Beach shelter animals? Print out this sample letter and send it to your Long Beach City Council representative. Don't know who your city council member is? Find out here.
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