Animal Abuse Prevention Agency, Inc.
7071 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
can not express to you enough how much we are in dire need of your help.
We are working on a project that will not only give a place to keep
abused, neglected, homeless and older animals – but a place that will give
them the actual feel of genuine (agape) love and warmth of a home.
of my biggest “pet peeves”, when it comes to animals being rescued, is
keeping them in cages and kennels. I
can understand the need for short periods of time (especially, if they are
frightened or need special medical care), but I have seen “rescue” people,
who claim they love these animals, keep them in cages, pet airline carriers and
kennels for weeks, months, and even years!
Sometimes, they are sitting in their own feces and urine.
I will never understand this kind of “love.”
I hope no one ever loves me like that.
have several smaller facilities that houses over 400 animals, but now we need to
expand. Last year, we rescued some
horses that were used for racing --- and were on their way to slaughter.
have two new animal friends. They
are emus, which are similar to an ostrich, and we are currently working on
rescuing our third one at this very moment.
We recently took in some farm animals from an amusement park’s
“petting zoo” when they closed down.
to continue rescuing more horses, emus, dogs, cats, barnyard animals, etc., we
need more room, and we need everyone’s help.
We are working on purchasing a piece of property (30 acres) but are in
need of funds to set up housing and fencing on the ranch.
want all of our animals to be in a “home” environment.
Some will be adopted (to
qualified people), and many will stay with us.
But no matter how short or long their stay, we want it to be with the
same comforts of a good home.
of the dogs and cats will be living in a home environment with plenty of
enclosed yard space to play, run, climb trees, fetch, exercise, and sun bathe.
Not only would all our fury friends be deserving of this environment, but
it would help them psychologically as well.
For those who are able to adopt a new family, the care they have with us
would prepare them for a new family life --- especially those that lived their
lives on the street, and never knew what a home was.
On a much smaller scale, this concept is already working for us and we
want to expand it to help more companion animals.
order to save more horses and other large animals, we need more land.
Our barnyard animals will have open space and pasture to graze and run
(the way the Lord intended). During
hot or cold and stormy weather, they will have proper shelter.
We are hoping to begin building this summer, but we need funding and
everyone’s help! Our goal is raise $10,000,000 for the facilities, operating
expenses, food for the animals, veterinarian care, education center, etc.
you work for a corporation that donates to non-profit organizations, or gives
grants, please request funding for A.A.P.A.’s 30-acre sanctuary and education
center, or contact us to summit a proposal for funds. Pictures and updates will be announced on the website.
purpose of the education center will be to teach and answer many questions the
community has about animal issues, and what they can do in their daily living to
help stop animal suffering. An
adoption center will be on the property for people to view animals and once they
are pre-qualified they can adopt a
suitable pet. Monthly tours will be
held for supporters and friends of the animals so they can see how they made a
difference in preventing animal suffering.
have volunteers that will live on the property with the animals 24 hours a day.
All our volunteers have been working with animals for years, and are very
knowledgeable in the care they need to stay happy, healthy, and much loved.
Local vets and mobile vets will be hired for their medical needs.
Friends of A.A.P.A. who would like to volunteer on a weekly or monthly
basis will also be greatly welcomed.
Please help us make our dreams come true for the animals in desperate need of a wonderful home. You can be of great help to A.A.P.A. by coping or printing this “current projects” letter and giving a copy to everyone you know as every dollar contributed helps. Please send your donations to the Huntington Beach address shown in the heading of this letter. Remember all donations are tax deductible.
you on behalf of the animals!
1 Animal Abuse Prevention Agency is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible as defined under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. We depend on the financial aid of caring people and the help of volunteers to continue our mission of preventing cruelty to animals
Prevention Agency is working hand in hand with the employees of the Boeing
Company to save homeless cats. For
the past two years AAPA has housed nearly 100 cats that the Boeing employees
dedicated their time to trap. These
cats have been living and multiplying on the Boeing property for several years.
To our surprise, there
has been a larger number than anticipated that are not feral, but in fact, are
shy, sweet and tame. Some animal
advocate groups have been arguing (sometimes in a threatening manner) to
re-release these animals after they have been spayed or neutered.
They recently told Boeing employees they wanted the cats re-released in a
park in San Pedro. However, to the city council and community this act is not
acceptable due to the potential health hazards including the contamination from
bacteria in feces which carries into storm drains, creeks and finally the ocean
in rainy weather. Many car
accidents are caused, or nearly caused, due to the swerving of cars in their
attempt to avoid hitting stray animals. Many
animals, though, are indeed victims of moving cars, and die a slow, painful
death. Animals on the street are
also victims of cruel people. One
such person wrote a letter to the Long Beach Press Telegram stating he opposed
the re-releasing of the cats onto Boeing property, and if they were, he would
take care of it his way. He signed
his letter “nighty-nite kitty”.
This is why Boeing employees
insist on working with AAPA to reassure the safety of the cats.
Three of the Boeing employees have visited the rescued and cats and were
pleased to see them doing so well.
The commercial side of the
Boeing property is now cat free. Thanks
to trappers, George and Debbie C., and
thanks to AAPA volunteers the animals are now safe, sheltered, medicated, fed,
watered, and flea free. It would
have been a crime to re-release these cats to a fate unknown.
Many had severe upper respiratory infections, parasites, fleas, ear
mites, wounds, eye and skin infections and a couple had urinary infections.
These health conditions are very uncomfortable, painful, and some fatal.
They would not have been treated if the cats had been re-released.
The Boeing Company now needs
our help with the military side of their property --- and we need your help.
On May 6th, 2003, the first cat was trapped on the military
side. AAPA picked her up on May 7th
and we named her “Bella”. She
is a small young black and white female that was suffering from a slight case of
upper respiratory infection, ear mites, parasites and fleas.
Although she is very shy of human hands, and cowers when trying to pet
her --- she is all purrs and loves to knead her blanket, sleep, eat and sleep
some more. Cats that live outside
usually sleep sitting up because they are always on alert, ready to jump and run
from predators and potential danger. After
48 hours with us, Bella, for the first time finally gets to sleep lying down,
curled up in a ball, on a warm blanket, feeling content and secure.
The trapping is just
beginning and we desperately need to raise funds to expand our room.
We always make sure all our animals, especially the cats, have plenty of
space to eliminate any fighting. We
need a minimum of two million dollars to get us started.
We want to house the remaining homeless cats from Boeing’s property, as
well as continue saving the many animals we rescue from horrible situations
every day. More animals are
abandoned and given up than are being adopted.
Please help us give them a permanent home.
AAPA thanks you on behalf of “Bella” and her Boeing family!
Look us up at www.animalapa.org
to view one of our smaller facilities now housing many animals that otherwise
would have had a tragic ending. We
have a skilled staff of volunteers ready and willing to continue caring for our
Cats at the Sanctuary:
Animal Abuse Prevention Agency
7071 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach Ca. USA 92647
Tel: 310-364-2030 Fax: 949-472-8018
Copyright © 1999 Animal Abuse Prevention Agency, Inc.
March 21, 2008