Take Me Home has several animal kindness education programs. Let’s Fix It and our S.A.V.E. (Spay, Advocate, Vaccinate, Educate) Program founded with A Dog’s Life Rescue. Our programs center on humane education classes that not only help children learn about compassion to animals, but also through working with shelter animals.  Many families living in the low-income areas of Los Angeles cannot afford medical care, basic vaccinations, or spay/neuter surgeries for their companion animals.  Sadly, these animals continue to reproduce and end up dead, on the streets, or euthanized in the shelters.  We believe strongly that the way to change these tragic patterns is to reach the children. 

 

S.A.V.E Program Video

 Our initial six week program started on May 5, 2012.  As part of this special program, the children worked with certified dog trainers to understand canine behavior and learn about being humane to animals.  In addition, we brought orphaned dogs and cats to the facility allowing the children to handle, bathe and learn how to maintain long-lasting relationships with the animals.  

 

Six Week Summer Program Video

 

 While many other humane education programs end after the classroom, S.A.V.E. takes its learning opportunities beyond the classroom.  This second phase to the program, we call Graduation, consists of bringing in a professional spay and neuter van and veterinarian to sterilize, vaccinate, microchip and administer medical care (including medications) for their animals at home.  We believe it is important to not only teach compassion, but to also allow the children to experience compassion in action.  Many of these families have unsterilized, sick and/or injured animals at home and more often than not, most of these animals have an easily treatable condition.  Many of these families do not have the funds or resources to help them care for their animals resulting in needless suffering or more shelter impounds, and so S.A.V.E. brings these services to them. 

 

Graduation Day For Summer Program-Free Spay and Neuter Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=2rubaz8pJ_c&list= UUlq7w6eIklLUJf-DX_ucklw& index=7

 

We hope you enjoy the video of Take Me Home’s “Let’s Fix It”, Free Spay and Neuter Day in East Los Angeles! Save lives and lessen the burden in our over crowded shelter system.
Free Spay Day with Carrie Ann Inaba and Cesar Millian
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=eNRlzqfr-P0&feature=youtu.be

 


Our rescues recently did several programs with the Venice Club and we really enjoyed our experience.   
We are excited to be able to help more families, and we look forward to hopefully working with you.