Our 24-hour Animal Assistance Hotline receives thousands of calls each year. VFTA staff return every call, providing information on:

  • Low-cost spay-neuter clinics: Click here to find one near you!
  • Low-cost vaccination clinics
  • Feral cats
  • Dog trainers and animal behaviorists
  • How to find a lost pet
  • Wildlife assistance
  • And so much more! No question is too small or big for us.

The purpose of the Animal Assistance Hotline is to provide information and resources to the public in order to help any animal in need.



Call the Animal Assistance Hotline at:

     (310) 392-5153 ext. 1

     or email us at







In Their Own Words: Hotline Testimonials


Cookie came to VFTA when our hotline got a call from her previous owner. Cookie had been stumbling and falling constantly, and her old mom couldn't afford the vet bills. She asked if we would take Cookie. We agreed, and our rescue coordinator met with her and took Cookie in and fostered her. Cookie was terrified, shaking like a leaf and yelping anytime someone tried to pet her. It only took her a few days to become attached to her foster family. Suddenly, her huge personality shined through. She loved to cuddle, be held, and give kisses to them. Cookie met with a specialist, and was found to be malnourished. Once on the right food Cookie did a complete turn around.

Our Rescue Coordinator found Cookie the most incredible home, but they lived in San Diego. Because they were so perfect, Cookies foster family made the long drive. Cookie is now in an amazing home and is completely healthy and happy.









Thank you so much for returning my call. I was so worried when my dog started limping. He is my therapy dog and I really need to be able to have him with me all the time. You helped me find a low cost vet and we got the problem taken care of. 



I called the Hotline because our dog, Rosie, needed to go to the vet. She jumped off the bed as she has done dozens of times, but this time, she landed wrong. She’s an older dog – she just doesn’t realize it yet! VFTA was able to help us find a low cost vet. We are so grateful Rosie is healing and will take good care of her.

Juan and Marianna


Thank you for helping me find treatment for my kitten, Snowy. I didn’t know what to do when she got sick. Just knowing that someone cared enough to return my call gave me some peace of mind.


My name is Anthony, I am recently disabled and have been out of work for a month. I recently found a kitten outside with no mother around to care for her. Seeing that she was in need, I decided to take her in. I am weeks away from any pay check for my currently disability but she needed food fast. I’m so grateful to Voice For The Animals for sending enough kitten food to keep her healthy and happy.


"The purpose of this letter is to praise Voice For The Animals for the manner in which they respond for help and assistance from the public.  I contacted them in regards to a cat that I feed who is homeless.  My neighbor had taken him to Harbor Animal Shelter after he got stuck in my gate.  When I went to the Shelter,  they would not let me take him out.  I knew there was a death sentence hanging over him. The next day, I sent an e-mail about my situation, I heard from Debbie Wood.  Promptly, she went into action. Within several hours, everything had been arranged for me to get this cat out of danger.  When there was a need to re-program the event, it was done in a patient and positive manner.  On Wednesday, the 30 of September, I was able to successfully get “Honey Lemon"-granddaughter’s  name- out of peril.  Debbie Wood has excellent communications skills along with good organizational tactics.  Everything went like clockwork.  

I am impressed by your organization and the people involved.  You contribution to animal well-being is awesome.

Yours truly, 
Susan Fein
“Due to the economy and our having to downsize to an apartment that does not allow pets, Tony, our 8 year old rescued cat needed a new home and continued love. After close to a year, four counties, 20 phone calls to shelters, exhausting all our neighborhood, friends, and family contacts, Santa Monica Animal Shelter led us to Voice For the Animals Foundation’s Hotline.”
- Harry and Sherry, Santa Monica, CA

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