According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. We know that having a like-minded community of people provides a sense of support and belonging that is essential to human mental health. We also know that spending time around dogs reduces stress and feelings of depression and anxiety.
The ISWMP Community Pack Walk Program was born out of the desire to find a way to connect people and dogs in order to provide community and an opportunity for connection between like-minded, dog loving people!
ISWMP’s Pack Walks take place once a month in varied locations across the Greater Los Angeles area. These walks provide not only community, but also physical exercise, time outdoors, and opportunities for learning – all of which are beneficial to human mental health. Of course, our dogs reap the rewards of exercise, stimulation, socialization, and bonding with their owners as well.
We are excited to see our Community Pack Walk Program growing, and to see the connections and relationships forming between our human and canine friends. The smiles on the faces of the people and dogs who attend these Pack Walks is evidence enough that we are on the right track.
Are you passionate about animal welfare and want to make a difference? Donating to, and supporting, I Stand With My Pack’s Spay and Neuter Program is the perfect opportunity to make an impact and improve the lives of animals in your community.
Did you know that there are currently over 100,000 homeless dogs in Los Angeles County alone? These dogs face numerous hardships, including a lack of food, shelter, and medical care. Many of these dogs end up in overcrowded shelters, where they face the risk of euthanasia if they are not adopted in time.
This is where our Spay and Neuter Program comes in.
Your donation to our program will help reduce the number of homeless dogs in our community. Spaying and neutering dogs is a proven way to control overpopulation, which is one of the primary causes of the homeless dog crisis in Los Angeles County. Spaying and neutering have multiple benefits to both dogs and humans, such as:
– Reduction in the number of homeless dogs
– Reduction in the number of dog bites and attacks
– Reduction in the spread of diseases
– Increased awareness of responsible dog ownership
Over the past three years, ISWMP has sterilized about 1100 dogs, and participated in multiple local and international Spay and Neuter clinics, which means that our Spay and Neuter Program has prevented the birth of up to 30,000 potential puppies; with your help, we can increase these numbers and make even more of a difference. Join us in improving the lives of homeless dogs in Los Angeles by investing in our Spay and Neuter Program. Together we can help reduce the number of homeless dogs and significantly impact animal welfare in our community.