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Alana Yañez

Alana Yañez is the Manager of Pets for Life (PFL), Los Angeles for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She helped establish the program’s expansion to Los Angeles in January 2012 and with the rest of the PFL L.A. team provides much needed spay/neuter, veterinary care and pet wellness resources to underserved areas in East Los Angeles. In addition to her role at The HSUS, Alana has had the privilege of serving as a commissioner for the Los Angeles Animal Services Board for the past four years.

Content by Alana Yañez

  • Blog Post

    Getting it right in L.A.

     Los Angeles residents were not taking advantage of the free spay/neuter certificate program because they didn't know it existed.

    Improvements to city’s low-income spay/neuter program are worth the wait

    I’ve managed the HSUS Pets for Life (PFL) program in East Los Angeles since January 2012, and from April of that year through August 2016 I also served as a volunteer commissioner of the Department of Animal Services for the City of Los Angeles (LA Animal Services). My dual roles gave me the opportunity to shape the policies and protocols that I championed while I served on the commission.

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  • Magazine Article

    Hail Cesar (and Gris)

    We met Cesar at our very first dog training group class at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. He rode up on his bike with his dog, Gris, and stopped when he saw all the people hanging out with their dogs and signing up for classes. One of our Pets for Life community organizers, Sonia Perez, approached to talk to him, and they were soon joined by Robert Sotelo, one of our organizers and dog trainers. While they were talking, Robert leaned down to pet Gris—and that’s when Gris lunged at him.

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