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Beverly Hills Passes Pet Store Ordinance

Posted by Melanie

The fight against commercial pet breeding operations, better known as pet mills, has been an interesting ride. Up until 2007, the effort had largely been focused around advocacy-based work, telling the world about the horrors contained in these operations, as well as some organizations working to save as many animals as possible directly from the […]


The Red Leash

Posted by Sharon

Dr. Susan Eyer-Anderson is a veterinarian in Hemet, California. Some years ago she wrote this letter to a California newspaper who aptly published it. Even though the letter is several years old, the message still resonates today. “I have been a small-animal veterinarian for almost 23 years. I have seen a lot of sickness and […]


How Dogs Help Kids

Posted by Sharon

Just When You Thought Grade School was Boring Just when you think that every method of teaching has been explored, enter Dr. Lori Friesen. Her fun, interactive and innovative program for teaching children about animals and their value as pets puts a huge smile on kids’ faces … and they don’t even know they’re learning! […]

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Luke’s Legacy and Snip Make Local News – Raising $70,000 Towards No Kill

Posted by Sharon

Major step forward toward a No Kill Coachella Valley. More than $70,000 was raised for the animals in our valley at Luke’s Legacy Foundation’s annual Fashion Fling this past week. The event was Monday, March 13th at The Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta. Below is a link to the TV news coverage of the […]


Fashion helps give boost to Animals

Posted by Sharon

A Benefit For Luke’s Legacy Foundation. The second annual Fashion Fling gave a big boost to Coachella Valley area animal rescues, service providers, and local spay/neuter clinics from a March 14 benefit at the Hideaway Country Club in La Quinta.


St. John’s Supports SNIP

Posted by Sharon

Coming May 2nd, 2016,  a new way to help keep the animal population under control and help prevent more unwanted animals through spay and neutering. The mobile spay and neuter bus, called SNIP, hits the road. Come to this special event, introducing SNIP and see how you can help.


Luke’s Legacy to Sponsor Palm Springs Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic

Posted by Sharon

Luke’s Legacy Foundation to sponsor another Spay/Neuter clinic taking place at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, located at 480 W Tramview Rd, Palm Springs, CA. This event will take place starting at 7am, March 25th, 2016 and is now fully booked with 35 cats and dogs scheduled for affordable spay and neuter […]


Low Cost Pet Clinic – March 18 & 19

Posted by Sharon

Come on out this weekend to ABC Recovery Center and see your donation dollars in action! 120 animals scheduled to be altered.


2nd Annual Luke’s Legacy Fashion Fling – CBS Eye on the Desert Interview

Posted by Sharon

The second annual Fashion Fling benefiting Coachella Valley area rescue service providers and local spay/neuter clinics is on Monday, March 14 at the Hideaway Country Club in La Quinta. We were thrilled to have our local CBS affiliate cover this wonderful story with an in-studio interview with our very own Melanie Scherer.  


Superhero 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

Posted by Sharon

Luke’s Legacy Foundation is excited to be the Title Sponsor for Animal Samaritans, “Superhero 5K Run/Walk For The Animals”. Come join us Saturday March 12th at the Rancho Mirage Community Park. Don’t forget to dress you and your 4-legged friend as your favorite superhero and participate in the costume contest! For more information, visit: http://ansamswalkfortheanimals.org


Getting Their “Fix”: Palm Springs Animal Shelter and Luke’s Legacy Foundation are coming together to save lives in 2016.

Posted by Sharon

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is excited to announce a new partnership with Luke’s Legacy Foundation to achieve more lifesaving surgeries for community pets in 2016. The organizations will kick off their partnership on January 24 and 25 during the first Fix-A-Friend Low/No Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic of the year, funded by Luke’s Legacy […]


Luke’s Legacy Foundation’s 2nd Annual Fashion Fling March 14th, 2016

Posted by Sharon

The Second Annual Fashion Fling will benefit Coachella Valley area rescues, service providers and local spay/neuter clinics. The event will be held on Monday, March 14th, 2016 from 11am – 3pm at the Hideaway Country Club located at 80-440 Hideaway Club Ct., La Quinta, CA 92253. This event is open to the public. The annual […]


First Annual Luke’s Legacy Foundation Golf Tournament a Huge Success!!

Posted by Sharon

On November 16th, Luke’s Legacy Foundation held their first annual charity golf tournament at the Classic Club in Palm Desert to help raise money for pet rescue operations and spay and neuter clinics in the Coachella Valley. The event was supported by many local residents and businesses. The event raised net proceeds of over $36,000 that went directly […]

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