Healthy Living: How an LA Dog Rescue is Saving Families From Surrendering Pets

Giving up a family pet because of tough financial times can be one of the toughest things anyone has to do.

It happens most days at shelters in many low-income neighborhoods.

From LA’s Downtown Dog Rescue, one woman is helping to keep thousands of those animals in their homes.

Lori Weise and her shelter intervention program make a difference to families one at a time.

The Shelter Intervention Program costs Downtown Dog Rescue about $200,000 a year and so far has kept nearly 21,000 animals out of shelters.

Funding comes primarily from grants from animal protection agencies and donations.

Watch the video above to learn more.

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