Type of Organization
The Milo Foundation was named after founder Lynne Tingle’s beloved deaf and blind Australian Shepherd. Lynne’s experience with Milo led her to learn about other animals who deserved a chance at a good life – the abandoned and stray dogs and cats who fill city shelters – which led to the founding of the foundation in 1994.
The Milo Foundation is a no-kill organization committed to reducing the burden on kill shelters throughout our region and beyond. They accomplish this by accepting at-risk animals from overburdened shelters, rehabilitating those dogs and cats, and offering sanctuary to those that are not adoptable. They also educate the public about responsible pet guardianship, including spay/neuter. Since launching in 1994, they have saved the lives of over 36,000 animals.
The Milo Foundation is also committed to community education. They run a school engagement program and offer internships to youth who are interested in animal welfare through Contra Costa County. Additionally, they work with Richmond YouthWorks, providing a summer employment program to at-risk and in-risk youth.
SPCA International is proud to support The Milo Foundation as they continue to make great strides for abandoned and stray animals in western California and beyond.