About Us

OBOL’s mission is to improve the health of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption. Our ultimate aim is to eliminate animal homelessness and euthanasia.

Since 2008, OBOL has:

  • Donated pet food and comfort items to shelters, rescue groups, pets of the homeless, animal transporters, fosters caretakers, wildlife sanctuaries, including during natural disasters.
  • Advocated for animal welfare through service-oriented humane education to 1,000s of children each year.
  • Promoted "Adoption is the Best Option." 
  • Donate food and other pet supplies to 1,000s of homeless people including veterans, disabled veterans, families, people of all ages and backgrounds as well as low-income seniors to keep their pets safe and healthy.

We believe that no animal should be abused, neglected or abandoned, spending its existence in fear, pain and hunger, but instead have the right to live a life filled with love and compassion.

"Our goal is to provide the best possible care for each animal and ultimately place them into new and loving homes. OBOL has become an important part of our success in reaching our goal. Our animals are more comfortable and feel better, this, of course, makes them more adoptable!

"No longer do our geriatric animals have to lie on cold concrete… Our puppies and kittens have blankets and bedding to snuggle and lay in and our sick and injured animals have soft,  comfortable blankets and towels to help soothe them to speedy recovery."

-Jan Selder, Former Director of Operations for LA City Shelters

Eileen with her mentor, Jan Selder
Eileen with her mentor, Jan Selder

Affiliations

  • 80 Shelters in Southern California
  • 751 Animal Rescue Groups (including Independent Rescuers)- dogs, cats, wildlife, rabbit, reptile, birds (seniors, pregnant moms, disabled animals)
  • Southern California Veterinary Medical Association
  • Churches and 10 local organizations depend on us for pet supplies when they help the homeless people that live with their pets.
  • Volunteers of America (Homeless Project Partner)
  • Veterans Administrations (Homeless Project): Los Angeles City,  San Fernando Valley, Long Beach & Ventura
  • American Red Cross
  • Schools (preschool to college)
  • The Healthy Pets Healthy Families Coalition (Los Angeles County)
  • We partner with the following politicians who promote animal welfare: Councilman Paul Koretz, Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Senator Ted Lieu, Councilman Mitch Englander, Congressman Tony Cardenas, Assemblymen Mike Gatto, Assemblymen Marc Steinorth, Congressman Brad Sherman, Assemblyman Cameron M. Smyth, Assemblyman Matthew Dababneh
The American Red Cross came to OBOL at 10PM. There was a fire in a low-income apartment, and we donated crates and food for the animals of the residents who were displaced.

The American Red Cross came to OBOL at 10PM. There was a fire in a low-income apartment, and we donated crates and food for the animals of the residents who were displaced.

Memberships

  • Association of Professional Humane Educators
  • Humane Education Coalition
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • The Los Angeles County Veterinary Public Health Program (VPH)
  • Sepulveda Basin Dog Park