If you have an animal emergency please call us immediately at

310 455 7268

The Topanga Animal Rescue News Feed (updated as often as possible)

Our focus is always the health and safety of the animals–but sometimes when more than one of us is at a rescue or event, we do get a chance to film or take a few pictures. We then share them here and on the blog. For every post here, or on our video page or blog, there are many, many rescues for which we have no media.

Rescue in the Days of Covid

Fawn rescue

Fawn Rescue, Covid style







Downtown rescued bird release










Notice the mask in the left hand.

Topanga Animal Rescue participates in the LA County sponsored Homeless Connect Events in coordination with the office of Supervisor Shiela Kuehl. Our mission is to be certain that the animals of the homeless have proper care and are in good health.









Never a dull moment…

Susan Clark with Firemen

Volunteer, Susan Clark working with Local LA County firemen at the site of a house fire. Topanga Animal Rescue administered oxygen to the smoke inhalation impacted pups and transported them to a vet hospital. The owner, suffering from the effects of the fire as well as cancer, lost everything in the fire. Topanga Animal Rescue pledged to the hospital to cover the bills so she could get her loving pooches back.

A funny thing happened on the way to the bees

We received a call about a baby great horned owl, blown out of its nest by the high winds.  We stopped on our way and looked it over — it seemed basically healthy but the nest appeared to be at least 60 feet up in a huge pine and this owl was still in its soft baby down–not a fledgeling. It was in  a very dangerous position, an exposed driveway , working closely with Fish and Wildlife,  BABY OWL 1we transported it to rehab.




Saving the Bees in Calabasas.

Bees are in a very bad way these days and without them so are we.  This colony was moving and had parked itself in a busy motel parking lot. Threatened by a potential visit from an exterminator, we snipped these bees out of the bushes and removed the entire mass to a hive box, then transported it to a new and safer home where they are already thriving.  Bees in transit are generally docile–but don’t try this at home– especially not with an active hive.  Just give us a call.  We love bees.

Susan pulling out the hive

Susan placing the screen topAt the Bees with Fiona

Susan, Ken and bees with members of the County Supervisor’s staff.

The Easter Owl:  Check out the baby owl checking out Susan.

Susan Clark and Ken Mazur of Topanga Animal Rescue received an award at a National Park Service event in Agoura Hills, CA,  for their 25 years of rescue work and their long standing commitment to issues relating to the preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains natural environment and the health of and respect for animals in general.


Topanga Animal Rescue rescued and placed this swan in a beautiful, sheltered water environment some years ago.  Recently the property managers decided that they no longer wanted her there so we collected her and found her a fantastic natural habitat home in Northern CA. She is there now.  Below, volunteers, Jamie and Kaira bring out the cage for transport.

swan 2



Jamie and Kiara

These little guys were rescued by Topanga Animal Rescue from a pool with no mother around.  baby ducks




Susan Clark tending to a baby deer hit by car on the Boulevard at night.   Topanga Animal Rescue would like to thank the 2 gentleman who stopped to help with this rescue, as well as Jamie Mazur, who is learning a lot at a young age.

Deer by road






This young parrot was rescued from the deadly heat during a 115 fahrenheit (46 celsius) heat wave. He was dehydrated and dying but improved rapidly and was eventually released in good health….

A wonderful, intelligent troublemaker.Parrot









Rescued from the kitty litter box–one never knows where a rescue will be needed.

Baby Lizard



Topanga Chamber of Commerce’s Service Organization of the Year

Topanga Animal Rescue is dedicated to helping animals. We are first responders, providing immediate medical field triage, treatment and transport for all animals in distress.

Other important services include support for and development of community education programs as well as outreach and pet support for seniors, veterans and the poor. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. Topanga Animal Rescue has been active in LA County for over 27 years.

Our Hotline Number is: 310 455 7268.

Domestic Dog and Cats…..

Over population is the biggest cause of homelessness for dogs and cats in America.

Too many animals, not enough homes that can adopt them.

A dog or cat’s life is terminated in a U.S. shelter every 8 seconds!

11,000 shelter dogs and cats die EVERY single day.

Tragically, most of these deaths could be prevented with education and more facilities for the spaying and neutering of pets.

We urge you to spay and neuter your pets and encourage others to do so as well.

                                                                                 Fight  to end this ongoing crisis.







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