What We Do

Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run primarily by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals. Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has placed over 6,800 animals into loving homes.


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our Tax ID# is 95-4765624.

Much Love is dedicated to the following goals:

  • Rescuing stray animals from animal shelters who have not been adopted and are scheduled to be euthanized. Much Love takes the animals who have been in the shelters the longest and will die unless rescued.
  • Providing medical care to neglected, abused and injured animals.
  • Rehabilitating hard-to-adopt animals and finding them loving homes.
  • Promoting the importance of spaying and neutering pets in order to drastically reduce the number of unwanted animals on the street.
  • Educating children and adults alike on responsible pet guardianship.
  • Ultimately, securing a no-kill facility where rescued pets can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanization until we find adoptive parents for them.

Why we do it

An estimated 2 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States

That is 168,000 a month

Over 5,500 each day

Until that number is zero, we will continue to do what we do

What we do

Our primary focus is finding safe, loving homes for unwanted, neglected and/or abused animals. We rescue dogs and cats from Los Angeles area shelters who could be loving pets, but are about to be put to sleep due to overcrowding, illness or disease.

Much Love spays or neuters every animal we take in, gives them required vaccinations and microchips each animal to ensure if they are ever lost, we will always be contacted.

Much Love takes particular care in placing our animals, pure and mixed breed alike. We ask adoptive owners to sign a detailed contract obliging them to give the animal a loving home.

How we do it

Much Love is run primarily by volunteers who are dedicated to raising funds, fostering and caring for the animals and participating in weekend mobile adoptions until homes are found for these amazing pets.

Much Love also relies heavily on our foster program which introduces animals into a family environment and gives them the love they crave. All of our cats are in foster homes and our dogs are either in foster homes or doggie daycares.


  • Niki Wior


  • Nikki Ferraro
  • Karen Gaspin
  • Jude Epstein


  • Dr. Reshma Bijlani, D.V.M.
  • Dr. Annie Harvilicz, D.V.M.
  • Ruthanne Secunda
  • Dr. Karen Heard, D.V.M.
  • Theresa Macellaro


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