Your privacy is extremely important to us, and we'll do everything we can to protect it. To that end, Ruff Patches maintains an opt-in policy for its email communications. That means we only want to send mail to individuals who have requested that these mailings be sent to them or to people with whom we have an ongoing individual or business relationship.
Your right to control what mailings, if any, you receive from our organization is important to us. Though we may include announcements from partners or other third parties in some mailings, these messages will come directly from us and we will not share your email address with anyone. We will not sell it or rent it, period.
Our Mission is:
- To support municipal animal shelters in transitioning Los Angeles into a no-kill City
- To provide support and problem solving to Los Angeles pet owners in order to minimize the number of pets relinquished to shelters
- To rescue abused, abandoned and unwanted animals and adopt them into loving permanent homes; to provide support to other animal rescue/ advocacy organizations in their efforts to save homeless animals
Ruff Patches empowers Los Angeles area pet owners to keep their pets and help stem the flow of animals entering the City and County shelter systems and nonprofit rescue organizations.
Many issues can be remedied when pet owners have access to relevant information before obtaining a pet, access to additional education about pet care and to resources such as low cost spay/neuter, behaviorists, etc. Ruff Patches connects pet owners considering relinquishment of their pet to the resources they need to address their individual situation, with the goal of keeping the pet in its original home or, if necessary, finding a new appropriate placement.
Tax ID - 45-1034488
Ruff Patches was founded in memory of a family member's beloved Fur-Kid, Rocco.
The donation in his name is what turned the dream of Ruff Patches into reality. Thank you Cecile and Milord! Please find some comfort that animals lives are being saved because of you. Rocco's memory will live on. I will always love him. He was incredibly lucky to find you!
Christina Kilby - President
Christina has been passionate about animals since she was a child. She's been involved in animal welfare for over 15 years, including serving as the Vice President of the Rescue and Humane Alliance of Los Angeles. She shares her home with several furry and feathered "kids."
Renae Distasio - Vice President
Renae has been volunteering in animal rescue for the last 8 years. She is the proud parent of a rescued dog (and a rather mental rescue dog at that...)