Although first response emergency care is our primary focus, getting animals that need a home to a place where they can be happy and also be helpful is a win for all involved. These bearded dragons are now part of the Paul Revere Middle School Farm/Science department, where they are appreciated and help educate and expose students to the amazing traits of reptiles.
Reaching out to veterans is not only about helping their animals. We got to know Norman by helping him with his dogs and cats and when we heard about this special day on the Iowa Battleship, we decided to make sure he could get there and be recognized for his service. Norm has seen some hardships since this event a while back. We have remained engaged with him and his animals.
Rusty the kitten has needed quite a few of his 9 lives to make it to 3 months. He is from a litter of five kittens dropped off to Topanga Animal Rescue with their tails cut off! It is hard to fathom such cruelty to defenseless creatures. Rusty, curious as he is, had also suffered severe burns to his little mouth when he attempted to bite through an electrical cable. Although deemed not likely to make it by a local veterinary clinic, Susan has the little tabby doing quite well. He has been adopted and mothered by the permanent cats at TAR. Rusty still needs many more operations to fix the burn damage to his mouth. He is hand fed daily , but he is active and affectionate. His spirit and spunk is an inspiration to us all.
Procedures that Rusty needs: His upper palate has two holes to the nose cavity. Another difficult surgery is needed to close them. He is hand fed multiple times daily and then nursed gently to flush his mouth removing trapped food in the nasal cavity. He will need more surgeries in the coming months and years.
Susan representing Topanga Animal Rescue and TCEP Small Animal Division at the Topanga Evacuation Drill that took place on April 28. Susan was stationed at the Taft High School site in the Valley. Topanga Animal Rescue was also represented on the coastal side at Pali High by Ken Mazur.
Participating residents were given literature and tips on evacuation protocol, most important of which is the need to have all animals in carriers or cages.
We are dedicated to rescuing and protecting wild and domestic animals in LA County.
Please make a tax deducible donation by
using the donation button above or send directly to:
Topanga Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 1012
Topanga, CA 90290
Little Things Count Too
You can help us (very, very much!) by donating the little things we need for daily operations as well. Food, discounts, materials Every bit helps, and our all-volunteer crew will really appreciate it!
Prefabricated dog runs
Pick up truck
Sheds big enough for animal cages
Mobile home for office
We operate only through grants and donations. Please include us in your charitable contributions by calling us at 310-455-7268.
Topanga Animal Rescue reaches out to the community via PSAs as well as theatrical musical presentations and animal education programs for local schools. We also bring our outreach programs and information to various fairs and local events.