STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Friends and fans of a non-profit pet store in Studio City are trying to raise funds to keep the place open.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
All the dogs sold at Lucky Puppy Rescue & Retail (12238 Ventura Boulevard, 91604, 818-370-5516) are rescue pets.
The store provides a place for dogs to meet their prospective new parents.
The store (open 7 days, mostly 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) charges a nominal fee to cover spaying, neutering and shots.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
Lucky Puppy boasts that they never euthanize a pet.
“The thing we do here, no matter how long the dogs are here, and we’ve had some dogs since the beginning, nobody ever gets euthanized,” said store employee Channing Weitz, “We believe everyone will eventually find their home.”
Friends of the store — opened in December 9, 2012, worry that it could close its doors as early as next month.
The store has placed more than 300 dogs since they opened and they have, in their own words, “a $40,000 vet bill.”MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
For more about their fundraising ($9,486 raised with a goal of $40,000) click here.