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We need your help. We are only able to help those animals in need thanks to your support. At the Lange Foundation, we are passionate about our mission of saving helpless and homeless animals. We have a special place in our hearts for those sick, injured, and senior animals who need us most.
You can help us in a variety of ways. We desperately need funding and supplies to house, feed, and care for over 200 animals at both our Halfway Home Kennel and St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary locations. Volunteers are always welcome, not only to provide love and exercise to our animals but also to help organize fundraisers, spread the word, and assist with the everyday tasks of a busy rescue.
Thank you from all of us – staff, volunteers, dogs, cats, and horses – at Lange Foundation. We are very grateful to everyone for your support.
You can help us in a variety of ways: DonatingVolunteering, giving a Gift of Life, Planned Giving, Fostering our special animals, donating to our Wishlist, and Shopping for a Cause.

How to help

We need your help. We are only able to help those animals in need thanks to your support. At the Lange Foundation, we are passionate about our mission of saving helpless and homeless animals. We have a special place in our hearts for those sick, injured, and senior animals who need us most.

You can help us in a variety of ways. We desperately need funding and supplies to house, feed, and care for over 200 animals at both our Halfway Home Kennel and St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary locations. Volunteers are always welcome, not only to provide love and exercise to our animals but also to help organize fundraisers, spread the word, and assist with the everyday tasks of a busy rescue.

Thank you from all of us – staff, volunteers, dogs, cats, and horses – at Lange Foundation. We are very grateful to everyone for your support.

You can help us in a variety of ways: DonatingVolunteering, giving a Gift of Life, Planned Giving, Fostering our special animals, donating to our Wishlist, and Shopping for a Cause.

Wishlist

We greatly appreciate any donations, supplies included. We request that donations are not expired – our animals cannot safely use expired food and medication.

You can also check out our Amazon Wishlist for needed items. And if you Shop for a Cause with AmazonSmile, we even get a percentage of what you spend.

 

Woof.. for Dogs Meow.. for Cats

Dog Food

  • EAGLE PACK Lamb and Rice – Adult (dry)
  • PEDIGREE Chopped Beef (canned)
  • WELLNESS Super5Mix – Puppy (dry and canned)
  • ROYAL CANIN Canine URINARY SO (canned)

Dog Toys

  • Cow Hooves
  • Plush Squeaky Toys
  • Treat Dispenser Balls
  • Tennis Balls
  • Kongs

Dog Supplies

  • Leashes (6-ft, no retractables)
  • Martingale Collars (XS – S – M)
  • Buckle Collars (XS – S – M)
  • Step-in Harnesses (XS – S – M)
  • Mesh Comfort Harnesses (XS – S – M)
  • Poop Bags
  • Pee Pads
  • Stainless Steel Bowls
  • Wire Exercise Pens

Cat Food

  • NUTRO Max Cat – Adult (dry)
  • EAGLE PACK – Kitten (dry)
  • ROYAL CANIN Feline HP 23 (dry)
  • ROYAL CANIN Feline URINARY SO (dry)
  • HILLS Prescription Diet i/d Feline Gastrointestinal Health (dry)
  • Natural Planet Organics (all flavors, canned)
  • Fancy Feast (all flavors, canned)
  • Friskies (all flavors, canned)
  • Tiki Cat (all flavors, canned)

Cat Toys

  • Jingle Balls
  • Catnip Mice
  • Play Tunnels
  • Cardboard Scratchers
  • Scratching Posts
  • Cat Trees, large and small

Cat Supplies

  • TIDY CATS Non-Clumping Litter
  • Litter Boxes
  • Metal Litter Scoops
  • Beastie Band Collars
  • Ceramic Bowls
Sanctuary Horses Kennel Needs

Horse Food

  • Alfalfa (#2)
  • Salt Blocks
  • Senior Feed
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Horse Treats

Horse Supplies

  • Horse Trailer
  • Buckets and Waterers
  • Leads and Ties
  • Leg Boots and Wraps
  • Horse Blankets and Sheets

Horse Medical

  • Bute
  • Banamine
  • Karo Syrup
  • Corn Oil
  • Dewormer
  • Fly and Horse Pest Control
  • Horse Supplements
  • Cribbing and Chewing Supplies

Horse Grooming

  • Brushes
  • Clippers and Blades
  • Coat Care
  • Farrier Supply
  • Grooming and Bathing Tools
  • Hoof Care
  • Mane and Tail Tools
  • Shampoos and Conditioners

Pet Supplies

  • Clean Towels, Blankets, and Pillowcases
  • Plastic Travel Carriers
  • Pet Beds

Medical

  • Enisyl-F Oral Paste for Cats
  • Nutri-Cal for Cats and Dogs
  • Greenies Pill Pockets (Allergy Formula)
  • We gladly accept prescription medication. Please contact the Halfway Home Kennel at info@langefoundation.org or (310) 473-5585.

Grooming

  • Flea Combs
  • Slicker Brushes
  • Topical Flea Preventative (Revolution, Frontline, Advantage)
  • Oral Flea Preventative (Capstar, Comfortis)

Cleaning

  • Clorox Liquid Bleach
  • Pine-Sol Liquid Original
  • Fabuloso All Purpose Liquid Cleaner Lavender
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap

Kennel Supplies

  • Ziploc Bags (gallon size)
  • 13 Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags
  • 33 Gallon Black Trash Bags
  • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Kleenex
  • Latex and Vinyl Gloves
  • Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol
  • Band-aids
  • Neosporin

Donate

Online donations are handled securely by PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to donate and we receive 100% of your donation.

Donations may also be made by mail, phone, and in person.

Lange Foundation
2106 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-5585

Your gift today makes a world of difference.

Your contribution to Lange Foundation goes straight to work, helping all of our animals at our Halfway Home Kennel and St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary. With your donation we can:

  • Save a sick mother cat and her baby kittens from euthanasia
  • Provide an injured puppy with much needed medical attention
  • Rescue a badly neglected horse from auction
  • Restore sight to an elderly, blind, abandoned dog

Are my donations tax-deductible?

Lange Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and your financial and in-kind donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Our Tax ID Number is 95-4407687.

Transparency & Accountability

Lange Foundation prides itself on following good governance and ethical best practices. We take honesty and responsibility very seriously. For more information, please visit our Transparency & Accountability page. And with our Privacy Policy, you can be assured that your information will be kept safe.

Lange Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

Gift of Life

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite animal lover? Instead of another kitty cat sweater or doggie pillow, give the Gift of Life, a tax-deductible donation perfect for any occasion.

Save a Life

A $75 donation to Lange Foundation will help care for an animal that was recently rescued from one of the overcrowded city shelters. Your donation goes toward the high costs of bail-out fees, medical care, and other kennel related expenses.

A Special Gift

Your recipient will receive a personalized story and photo from one of the rescued pets in our care. Each card is written personally by our founder, Gillian Lange.

For Any Occasion

  • In honor of someone special
  • In memory of a loved one
  • Celebrate a birthday
  • Send holiday wishes
  • Express gratitude

 

Order Your Gift of Life

Foster

Our foster program is not the traditional kind of fostering as we have our own facilities open to the public. Our healthy, adoptable animals have a better chance of finding a home when the public can easily visit them. If you are interested in traditional fostering, we encourage you to find a rescue that depends on foster families to house their adoptable animals.

The animals that need fostering are those that aren’t adoptable yet or may have special needs that cause them to be overlooked. We have two types of fostering: short-term and long-term.

Short-Term Fostering

Short-term fostering can be anywhere from a week to two months. We provide everything you need: food, dishes, toys, crates, towels, etc. You provide a safe home and plenty of love and socialization. Some examples of short-term foster care:

  • Nursing moms with litters who need a quiet environment to raise their babies.
  • Bottle babies who need constant feeding and care.
  • Puppies and kittens who are old enough to eat on their own but haven’t fully developed their immune systems and are susceptible to illness in the kennel.
  • Sick or injured animals who need a calm space to recuperate until they are ready for adoption.

Long-Term “Forever” Fostering

Forever Fostering is a very special program which allows our overlooked pets to have a real home. Long-term fostering helps re-socialize these overlooked, health challenged or senior animals. Fostering helps make these dogs and cats more appealing for adoptive families, improving their chances of finding a forever home!

For these special animals in long term foster care: We are asking for folks willing to take in these animals, agree to show them to potential adopters or bring them to adoption events.  We are asking for a life-time commitment or until the dog or cat finds a permanent home.  We will cover expenses for care and any medical needs.

In most cases, forever fostering is for the life of the pet. Our forever foster parents are extraordinarily kind people. They are compassionate, strong, and deeply loving. Often, our forever foster parents open their homes and hearts to animals with terminal illness who only have a few months left to live. They give our needy animals the precious gift of a stable, comfortable home for the remainder of their lives.

Other examples of long-term foster care:

  • Are too old or too stressed for the kennel environment
  • Are healthy but overlooked due to FIV+ or other minor medical condition
  • Have been overlooked at the kennel for a long long long time.

Interested in becoming a foster parent?

Fostering is work.

Being a foster parent can be emotionally difficult – ask any of our foster parents when their fosters are ready for adoption and they have to bring them back to us. Animals can be messy, especially the babies. We may need you to medicate your foster animals. Kittens in particular almost always need oral antibiotics. Some foster animals need to be taken to regular vet appointments.

Fostering is incredibly rewarding.

There’s nothing sweeter than kissing a puppy belly or more fun than watching a litter of kittens discover the world. If you are prepared for the reality of fostering we need you. We depend on foster parents to help us save even more animals. And while you are not required to adopt your foster animal, we recognize that falling in love is sometimes inevitable. Foster parents have first right to adopt their foster animals.

We are always available to our foster parents.

If you have questions or need anything while fostering, just let us know. We encourage foster parents to keep in touch with us.

If you are interested our foster program, please let us know. If we are in need of urgent foster parents, we typically post on our Lange Foundation Facebook.

Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial to our organization and we rely on many wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and love to our four-legged friends.

We are always in need of people who can walk dogs, socialize with cats, and assist with the day-to-day cleaning, feeding and maintenance of the kennel. We also need folks who are willing to donate their time and expertise for specialized tasks like legal advice, graphic design, and public relations.

Our volunteers also help with fundraising mailings, organize adoption events, assist with community outreach, write articles for local press, photograph our animals, create flyers and posters, and much much more!

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteer at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary

If you would like to volunteer at
St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary in Canyon Country, CA
contact st.bonnies@gmail.com or (661) 251-5590.

Volunteer at our West LA kennel

If you are interested in volunteering at our West LA kennel please email langescheduling@gmail.com

Are you 18 years of age or older?

All volunteers must be 18 years or older to be in our kennel. This is a requirement of our insurance and we cannot make any exceptions, even with parental supervision.

Under 18 years old?

Our young supporters can help in a variety of other ways including community outreach and education. They can also collect supplies off our wishlist or money donations. Fun ways to support animal rescue can be to have a lemonade stand or a towel drive with friends and neighbors. Kids that get involved with non-profits are instilled with the values of compassion, kindness, and giving.

 

If you wish to volunteer at the Halfway Home Kennel in West Los Angeles, ask yourself these questions first.

1. Can you commit to six to eight hours a month in scheduled two-hour shifts?

Our volunteers work on a schedule set a month in advance to ensure our animals get consistent exercise, socialization, and potty breaks. Our orientation process is intensive so we cannot accommodate short-term volunteers. Volunteer hours are Mon-Fri 11:00am-5:30pm and Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:30pm. Community Service Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 20 hours.

2. Are you 16 years of age or older?

All volunteers must be 16 years or older to be in our kennel. This is a requirement of our insurance and we cannot make any exceptions, even with parental supervision.

Under 16 years old?

Our young supporters can help in a variety of other ways including community outreach and education. They can also collect supplies off our wishlist or money donations. Fun ways to support animal rescue can be to have a lemonade stand or a towel drive with friends and neighbors. Kids that get involved with non-profits are instilled with the values of compassion, kindness, and giving.

3. Are you allergic to cats or dogs?

We have over 80 cats and 30 dogs in our kennel so if you have allergies, we are not the best fit.

4. Are you comfortable entering a kennel to leash a dog?

Our dogs are housed in kennels, sometimes with other dogs and you will need to be physically capable of safely getting in and out of kennels. Our dogs are small to medium size. You can check out our adoptable dogs to get an idea of what we have. If you are interested in walking larger dogs, we recommend you contact LA Animal Services, Friends of Animals, or Westside German Shepherd Rescue.

5. Are you available to attend our orientations?

 Everyone must go through our orientations prior to volunteering. The orientation is done in two parts. During the initial hour-long orientation, we will introduce you to Lange Foundation, tour the kennel, and review the Volunteer Handbook. The second orientation is two hours and is a hands-on demonstration of how to safely handle the animals and where to walk. It will teach you the policies and protocol of the Halfway Home Kennel.

If you think Lange Foundation is a good fit for you, submit your application (.pdf) via email. You can also fax your application to (310) 473-0157. We will keep your application on file and contact you when an orientation is available.

I’m signed up for orientation! What do I need to know?

Wear clothes and closed-toe shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

You will be working directly with animals so please wear clothing that is durable and protects your skin like long pants. Do not bring personal items like purses or backpacks as we cannot be liable for your belongings.

Park on the street.

The parking lot needs to be available for potential adopters. Sepulveda Blvd has metered parking. There is also street parking the neighborhood behind Lange Foundation on Mississippi Ave and Bentley Ave. Please make sure you check the street signs carefully as there are time limits and street cleaning on certain days.

Be on time.

We can only accommodate a certain amount of people per orientation and your spot is reserved specially for you. If you are not able to make orientation please contact us 24 hours in advance. If you miss orientation without notice, you will be moved to the end of the waiting list.

Planned Giving

You love animals – their compassion and loyalty – and you know how fortunate animals are when humans step in to lend a hand and a voice when it is needed most. With thoughtful gift planning, you can continue to make a difference for the animals at Lange Foundation even after your lifetime.

It takes a substantial amount of resources to run and maintain Lange Foundation. Community support is vital to ensuring that our organization continues to thrive and be a community resource for many more years to come.

Caring philanthropists who have Lange Foundation in their estate plans through wills, trusts, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, or other planned gifts, provide care and services for thousands of homeless animals each year while they wait for us to find them homes of their own. Because of your generous support Lange continues to be the safety net for lost and abandoned companion animals in our community.

A planned gift can be long-remembered testimony to your support of Lange and your desire that it will carry on its purpose after you are gone.

Some of the ways to honor Lange’s mission include:

  • Naming Lange Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or revocable living trust.
  • Creating a charitable trust.
  • A gift of real estate. Your real property may be gifted to our organization by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to our organization. Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.
  • Making a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity. A gift of appreciated securities can have a variety of potential benefits such as avoidance of capital gains tax, a charitable income tax deduction, and possible increased income.
  • Naming Lange Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, makes an excellent bequest to us. If the IRA were given to your family, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating a charity as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA, the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction. Your retirement assets may be transferred to Lange Foundation by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian.

Benefits of your gift:

  • Receive an estate tax deduction.
  • Receive an income tax deduction.
  • Lessen the burden of taxes on your family.
  • Leave a lasting legacy.

Give the following info to your attorney to set up a planned gift:

  • Organization’s Name: Lange Foundation
  • Organization’s Address: 2106 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Organization’s Phone: 310-473-5585
  • Organization’s Email: info@langefoundation.org
  • Organization’s Tax ID: 95-4407687
  • Organization’s Contact: Gillian Lange, President

Shop for a Cause

These are easy ways to donate to Lange Foundation with your everyday purchases. Once you designate Lange Foundation as the organization you want to support, we get a percentage of what you purchase and it all adds up.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

All you have to do is select “Lange Foundation” (Animal Protection and Welfare / Los Angeles, CA / Founded 1993) as the charity of your choice.

Ralphs

Also, for all you Ralphs shoppers, if you sign up with their Rewards Program they will donate a percentage to our foundation as well! Learn more about Ralphs Community Contribution Program

  • Go to ralphs.com
  • If you have an existing account, you can sign in. Otherwise you will need to register with Ralphs.
  • From there, you can enter your current reward card information or sign up for a digital rewards card.
  • Finally, you can lookup “Lange Foundation” (or use our # 94249) and add us to your Community Rewards.
  • You have now completed your Online rewards card registration AND your Community Contributions registration and Lange Foundation can receive up to $150 per household from Ralphs thanks to your regular grocery shopping.

Amazon Wishlist

Feel like donating items? Check out our Amazon Wishlist for needed items! And if you select us as your charity on AmazonSmile, we even get a percentage of what you spend.

Zazzle

Lange Foundation swag! Now, we can all proudly wear our Lange Foundation love and support on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats. Visit our Zazzle store to outfit yourself in the latest high-fashion Lange Foundation gear.