One of the first things people think when they hear that LBACS is not doing as many adoptions as Sacramento is this: "LBACS doesn't have enough money."
We thought that, too. And then we did some research.
And we found out it's not about the money. It's about a change in the culture at LBACS away from its current old-school animal control-oriented "we've always done it this way," "blame the public" mentality to a progressive, lifesaving, positive, think-outside-the-box mindset that is taking over the sheltering field.
This progressive mindset is the approach of the Director of ACS in Sacramento. And it shows in Sacramento's numbers.
Sacramento: Less money than LB, but still more adoptions.
Sacramento: No "help" from a so-called "partner" shelter; still more adoptions.
No more excuses. Adoptions and positive programs save lives.
An initiative to make Long Beach a No Kill community.