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Covid – 19

We know this is a challenging time for many. As we adjust to this new rapidly changing environment, we are working to develop ways to put our staff, volunteers, and adopters first. Less is more at this time and we are implementing a social distancing protocol. Starting March 16th, we are closing our shelter to the public. We will continue to closely monitor health and safety conditions and follow the direction of local authorities to determine when it is appropriate to resume regular operations. 

During this closure, the health and safety of the animals in our care remain a top priority. Our Animal Care team is staying on top of any and all information related to threat and impact. Staff will remain on-site to provide continued support to our animals and maintain their health and comfort.

If you are interested in adoption, please check our website for any possible candidates and email us at or call us at 310.473.5585. We will do our best to provide adequate information about the pet and start the process with an application.

For donations, we are currently only accepting pet medication, canned food, and cleaning supplies. There will be a container drop-off outside our front gate for those items.

We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time!

– The Lange Founation Staff

Our Team

The Lange Foundation functions smoothly with dedicated staff, board members and volunteers. Each member of the team plays an important role in the foundation’s inner workings – rescuing animals, vet appointments, cleaning kennels, donations, and more.  

Board of Directors

Gillian Lange, President
Salli Sammut, Vice President
Lisa Morocco, Secretary
Betty Zornizer, Tresurer
Patty Finkel
Glenn Kirschbaum
Judith Stern
Mary Ann Weisberg
Karen Winnick

Honorary Board

Florence Azria
Selma Blair
Billie Cohen
Bobby Diamond
Dr. Daryl Diamond
Jason Garner
Jolyon H. Gissell
Brandon Korff
Sandra Mitchell
Tom Morello
Margaret Perenchio
Paige Rense
Bernie Taupin
Diane Warren
Marion Zola


Megan Fenner

Halfway Home Kennel

Chelsea Kowitz, Kennel Manager

Jose Flores, Maintenance Manager

Julie Grosman, Assistant Manager

Rebecca DeMars, Adoption Counselor

Sara Schmidt, Volunteer Coordinator

Diana Nelson, Senior Volunteer

 St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary

Jami Perez, Ranch Manager

Miguel Ramirez, Equine Manager

Miguel Garcia, Maintenance Manager

Nikki McNulty, Adoption Counselor

Marbeth Alanis, Adoption Counselor

Safety Net Program

Tanya Dalton, Safety Net Counselor

Privacy Policy

Lange Foundation does not publish, sell, exchange, rent or otherwise distribute the names of any of our donors unless specifically requested to do so. Nor do we send any mailings, either online or by mail, to our donors or supporters on behalf of other organizations. In addition, we do not share, sell or distribute any aggregated online, personal contact information or demographic information we gather from our website.

We go to extreme lengths to protect our donor’s privacy. By not availing ourselves of the use of mailing houses, our supporters are protected from their practice of selling names to other organizations/companies, etc. In addition, any supporter or donor who would like to opt-out of any mailings, either online or hard copy, may do so by sending an email to

Transparency & Accountability

Transparency and accountability are crucial components for us to demonstrate our commitment to honest and responsible philanthropy. We believe our donors have a right to know how their money is spent. Rest assured, your donations go directly toward saving and caring for animals in need. Come visit our Halfway Home Kennel in West Los Angeles and St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary in Canyon Country to see in person what we accomplish with your support. If you have questions on charitable giving, you are always welcome to contact us directly.

Organizational Information


Together, we make a difference. Since 1993, the Lange Foundation has rescued over 20,000 animals from city and county shelters that would have been otherwise euthanized. We began with our Halfway Home Kennel in West Los Angeles and in 2007, expanded our rescue work to include the overcrowded, underfunded desert shelters. We did this by purchasing a 4.5 acre property in Canyon Country in the Santa Clarita Valley which you know as St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary. At full capacity, we are able to house and care for 150 cats, 75 dogs, and 12 horses. We are committed to finding quality homes for our pets and continuing our mission of rescuing those animals who need us most.


Conflict of Interest Policy

Any transaction or vote involving a potential conflict of interest shall be approved only when a majority of disinterested directors determine that it is in the best interest of the corporation to do so. The minutes of meetings at which said votes are taken shall record such disclosure, abstention and rationales for approval. Whenever a director or officer has a financial or personal interest in any matter coming before the board of directors, the affected person shall:

  • Fully disclose the nature of the interest.
  • Withdraw from discussion, lobbying, and voting the matter

Whistleblower Policy

Lange Foundation requires Officer, Directors, Employees and Volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics on the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. We must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

If an officer, Director, Employee or Volunteer reasonably believes that some policy, practice or activity of Lange Foundation is in violation of laws or regulation; a written complaint may be filed with the President. The person who files the written complaint alleging an unlawful activity, policy or practice will be protected from retaliation if the complaint provides sufficient opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity. Anyone filing a written complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation must be acting in good faith.

Lange Foundation will not retaliate against an Officer, Director, Employee or Volunteer who has made a protest or raised a complaint regarding some practice of Lange Foundation, or of another individual, or entity with whom Lange Foundation has a business relationship on the basis of a reasonable belief that the practice is in violation of law or a clear mandate of public policy.

The written report of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

Record Retention & Destruction Policy

This policy covers document retention and destruction and provides standards for document integrity including guidelines for handling electronic files, backup procedures, document archiving and internal controls to determine the system reliability.

Document Management Policy

Document Retention Storage
Animal Adoption Agreement 10 Years 3
Animal Adoption Application 10 Years 3
Accounts receivable 10 Years 1
Audit Reports (Accountant) permanently 1
Bank Statements 10 years 1
Capital stock/bond records permanently 1
Cash Books 10 years 2
Checks (cancelled, except below) permanently 1
(cancelled, including but not limited to: taxes, property purchases, contracts)
Correspondence General 3 years 1
Correspondence (legal, important) permanently 1
Depreciation Schedules 10 years 1
Donations(endowment/restricted) permanently 1
Donations receipts (money) 10 years 1
Note: Donation records include: written agreements, or email communications or notes of oral discussions between Lange Foundation and the donor where representations were made with regard to the contribution on which the donor may have relied in making the gift.
Donation Receipts,goods 10 years 1
Duplicate deposit slips 10 years 1
Employee personal records 7 years 2
Employment Applications 3 years 2
Expense analyses/distribution schedules 10 years 1
Financial statement (end of the year) permanently 1
Insurance Policies (expired) permanently 1
Insurance records permanently 1
Internal Reports 3 years 1
Inventories 10 years 2
Invoices from vendors 10 years 1
Minute Books, By Laws Art of Inc. permanently 1
Payroll records 10 years 2
Tax Returns permanently 1
(Including worksheets, reports, other documents)
Time Sheets 10 years 1
Volunteer Records 3 years volunteer coordinator

Independent Charity Evaluators

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



 Lange Foundation has many wonderful people who volunteer with us. They donate their time and talent to support our mission. Our volunteers typically walk dogs and socialize the cats, but other tasks come up that require our volunteer’s help!

Both locations are accepting volunteers!

  • For interest in volunteering at the Halfway Home Kennel please email:
  • For interest in volunteering at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary please email: