Proceeds all go to the Lange Foundation non-profit that rescues dogs, cats and even horses, donkeys and other livestock
November 19, 2023 - The Lange Foundation Annual Sale, taking place at 2512 Santa Monica Boulevard through January 14, is a great place to get a bargain on a vintage gown, full set of china, or some amazing costume jewelry. The two levels of retail space are tastefully filled with all sorts of interesting items donated to help the Lange Foundation animal rescue, care, and placement.
A leaded crystal vase sits on a coffee table adjacent to an as-if-new sofa. Lamps, a globe, and all sorts of artwork are in pristine shape and would make a lovely addition to the right home. The items are all 50 percent off, but the best part is the recipient of your purchase (or donation) is a cause anyone can embrace.
The Lange Foundation rescues dogs, cats, and even livestock, giving them a "halfway home" between a city shelter and their forever home. Officially, the Foundation began in 1993, but its roots go back much further. Gillian Lange has worked to help impounded animals since 1974, earning the City of Los Angeles St. Francis of Assisi award in 1980. The organization rescues dogs and cats of any health condition or age.
A Halfway Home Kennel located on "veterinary row" on Sepulveda Boulevard in West Los Angeles works to place the 80 cats and 20 dogs it is capable of holding. Meanwhile, in Santa Clarita, the St. Bonnie's Sanctuary, located on a one-time horse ranch, has room for 60 more cats and 30 additional dogs. That 4.5-acre facility also welcomes horses, donkeys, sheep and goats. Animals deemed unadoptable are welcome to live out the rest of their lives in comfort at one of the two houses located on the property.
In addition to these two facilities, the Lange Foundation runs a shelter intervention program, providing medical care, food, supplies, temporary boarding, and dog training fees in order to enable animals to stay with their owners rather than be surrendered to the pound. According to the Foundation, their initial program in Lancaster and Palmdale was so successful that they've begun another in San Bernardino. They hope to create more in more cities in the future.
The Lange Foundation's rescue centers are where true animal-lovers should put their dollars. The money goes straight to animal care - unlike the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). These organizations use the lion's share of their money for salaries, marketing, and lobbying for "animal rights" legislation, much of which hurts pet owners and consumers. If you want to donate to an animal-related organization this holiday season, pick a local shelter like the Lange Foundation and not one of these large and misleading national organizations.