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A24 and Waypoint Entertainment present an R rated, 84 minute, Comedy, Drama, directed and written by Jonah Hill with a theatre release date of October 19, 2018.

Movie Review Written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Dog Days

LD Entertainment and Dutch FilmWorks present a PG, 112 minute, Comedy, Drama with a touch of Romance movie directed by Ken Marino, screenplay by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama with a theatre release date of August 8, 2018.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Den of Thieves

STX Entertainment, Diamond Film Productions, G-Base and Tucker Tooley Entertainment present a 140 minute, R rated, Action, Crime, Drama, directed and written by Christian Gudegast with a theatre release date of January 19, 2018.

-       Michelson Found Animals’ Adopt & Shop hits the streets with ‘food truck-inspired’ mobile adoption truck.-

LOS ANGELES, CA-- (August 4, 2016) – Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Inc. (, an independently funded nonprofit organization working to help Los Angeles become a no-kill city, has launched its all-new ‘food truck-inspired’ mobile pet adoption truck, dubbed the Catty Wagon ( The inside of the Catty Wagon is equipped with six individual condos where the adoptable felines are housed, two ‘meet & greet’ rooms, and an array of fresh and fun cat products. From the outside of the vehicle, when parked, the cats and kittens are visible from windows looking out into the world.

“When Angelenos see a giant cat-like moving vehicle with cat ears, whiskers and a tail driving down the road or at a local event, they’ll be excited to learn that there are dozens of kittens on board waiting for their forever home,” said Found Animals Executive Director, Aimee Gilbreath.  “Although there’s definitely a ‘kitten season’ where we see an influx of kittens in our shelters, there is a need to educate on the importance of feline adoption year round.  As part of our mission to save as many pets as we can, we’ve launched the Catty Wagon as a fun and engaging way to bring our kitties directly to consumers.”

More cats than dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year, and the launch of the Catty Wagon is a step in the right direction to educate the public on the importance of fostering, adoption, or becoming a volunteer.  The Catty Wagon’s purpose is tied to the organization’s mission of Saving Pets, Enriching Lives and is an extension of its brick & mortar store Adopt & Shop (, an adoption and retail facility where every dollar spent goes back to saving more pets.  

"Our food truck inspired "cat on wheels" is the first of its kind and an innovative approach to mobile adoption and retail, it raises the bar on the concept of adoption vehicles and our commitment to saving pets and enriching lives,” said Dr. Gary Michelson, Founder of Found Animals.   

Each adoptable pet on board the Catty Wagon will be vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped, an important component in assuring lost pets return home and not back to the shelter. A collection of starter supplies for new adopters will also be available for purchase from the Catty Wagon itself.  Because adoption fees and point-of-sale proceeds go back towards saving the lives of area pets, purchases from the Catty Wagon will also directly impact the area’s shelter animals.    

“If you adopt from the Catty Wagon, not only are you saving the life of the pet adopted, but you’re also enriching your own life in so many wonderful ways; it’s a win/win.” said Gilbreath.  

For real-time information on the Catty Wagon location, follow Adopt & Shop on Twitter and join the conversation on social using #CattyWagon.  And, for a list of upcoming events or to book the Catty Wagon at your next event, please visit

Take a tour of the inside of Catty Wagon, here.

About Michelson Found Animals

The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a non-profit supporting pet -owners and animal welfare organizations; our mission is Saving Pets, Enriching Lives. After celebrating a decade of service to animals, we continue to grow as we find new and innovative ways to help pets and the people who care for them. In addition to creating the first free microchip registry, we now have our own adoption centers, research next generation spay/neuter technology, and sell affordable high quality products—all in the service of pets. Our unique perspective into all aspects of animal welfare allows us to better support pet owners and pet professionals alike. All of this is possible thanks to generous funding from Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.

See how we’re using our brains and expertise to obtain real, sustainable, results at To learn more about our free microchip registry, and the many innovative tools that are making it easier to connect lost pets to their people, check out Our spay/neuter technology research is at And to find out more about our Adopt & Shop locations, where all profits go back to caring for our adoptable pets, take a look at


Open Road Films and Aldamisa Entertainment present an R rated, 115 minute, comedy, directed and written by Jon Favreau with a theater release date of May 23, 2014.

 LOS ANGELES, CA – It’s been noted that the great majority of animals euthanized in LA come from inner-city communities.  Numerous strays roam the streets, and animals are notoriously mistreated & abused in many inner-city areas.  Though an after-school program has partnered with an animal advocacy group, attempting to give the youths in these neighborhoods knowledge that will potentially change the future for the better.


After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a leading after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning.


The organization brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to K-12 students that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing their safety during the after school hours. The organization serves 5,000 students daily across 36 schools located in deserving areas throughout LA County.  Kobe Bryant is an ASAS-LA Program Ambassador.


In partnership with Voice for theAnimals, a non-profit animal protection organization that runs several programs dedicated to saving animals’ lives, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles students will learn about animal rights, safety, spaying and neutering.


Bob Ferber, a 32-year veteran prosecutor and the first full-time prosecutor in the nation that exclusively prosecutes animal abuse and neglect cases, will come to a school site each month to interact with the students, teach them, and assign community service projects to work on throughout the semester.  Fury animals will accompany Bob on all school visits.


“Inner-city youths face stray animals on a daily basis and sadly form many of their opinions based on the behavior of these anti-social (actually defensive) strays as well as guard or junkyard dogs they pass on the way to school each day,” says Ferber.


“I am beyond excited to have this partnership with After-School All-Stars,” he continues.  “Voice for the Animals is dedicated to educating the public about the humane treatment of all living creatures.  I view this as a way to potentially end animal abuse and euthanasia by educating the children in the communities where the majority of it originates.”


Last month, After-School All-Stars students had the opportunity to visit the South LA Animal Shelter, where they saw first hand the predicament that strays and unwanted animals face.


“We need as many people involved in this as possible—as many people willing to help,” says Ferber.  “You will find that the students do care about the animals, and maybe through empathizing, they will fully understand their part in being able counteract the outcome through prevention.”




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