The Working Cats Program is a GREEN program that relocates sterilized and vaccinated feral cats who would otherwise have been euthanized at the shelter to places that have problems with rats. The rats are repelled by the cats’ odor and leave. Compared to the methods that are most commonly used to control rats, this method proves to be effective, humane and environmentally friendly. It is a win-win-win situation! Wikipedia
Voice For The Animals Foundation’s Humane Education Program teaches empathy, compassion and non-violence to students in schools around the Los Angeles area.
ELEPHANTS AND MAN: A LITANY OF TRAGEDY
Melya was the Executive Producer of this one hour documentary, based on the tragic relationship between elephants and man.
The Voice For The Animals foundation assists with the reporting and prosecuting of animal abuse and neglect. We have taken an active role in training LAPD officers, and work closely with both the police and the city attorney’s Animal Protection Unit.
The Los Angeles Police Department not only rescues people, they also rescue animals.
To help reduce feral cat colonies without euthanization, Voice For The Animals traps, neuters, and releases feral cats back to their colonies. These cats also receive the necessary vaccinations therefore reducing the spread of common diseases like rabies, herpes and calicivirus. Kittens and tame adults are adopted into good homes.
Executive Director and Founder Melya helped educate Greek law enforcement officers about the dangers of animal abuse leading to violence against humans and taught officers at the police academy warnings signs to search for when uncovering animal cruelty.
Our 24-hour Animal Assistance Hotline receives thousands of calls each year. VFTA staff return every call, providing information on Low-cost spay-neuter clinics, low-cost vaccination clinics, feral cats, dog trainers and animal behaviorists, how to find a lost pet, Wildlife assistance, and so much more! No question is too small or big for us. The purpose of the Animal Assistance Hotline is to provide information and resources to the public in order to help any animal in need.
The Helping Friends program gives seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses, and individuals on fixed incomes the extra support they need to care for their animals, who often are their only companions.
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