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Animal Wellness Centers Proud to Support Kitten Rescue and Kitten Rescue Volunteer and AWC Manager Chantelle Moffatt-Blue

Chantelle and Dr. Annie Harvilicz “Dr. Annie” represented Animal Wellness Centers at Kitten Rescue’s Annual Fundraiser “Fur Ball at the Skirball” on September 11, 2010 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

LOS ANGELES, September 11, 2010 – Animal Wellness Centers is proud to support its own Chantelle Moffatt-Blue, Manager of AWC Santa Monica and adoption medical coordinator for Kitten Rescue. Chantelle and Dr. Annie Harvilicz “Dr. Annie” represented Animal Wellness Centers at Kitten Rescue’s Annual Fundraiser “Fur Ball at the Skirball” on September 11, 2010 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Kitten Rescue was founded in the spring of 1997 and has grown to become of the largest and most respected animal welfare groups in Los Angeles. They are a non-profit, totally volunteer run organization devoted to finding loving new homes for unwanted cats and kittens. Kitten Rescue volunteers place approximately 1,000 cats and kittens into new homes every year. Since its inception, Kitten Rescue has rescued and placed over 10,000 cats into loving homes.

In March 2006, Kitten Rescue realized one of its long-standing dreams when it acquired its very own private, no-kill shelter in Los Angeles. The Kitten Rescue Sanctuary is a shelter and boarding facility that can house up to 150 cats. The Sanctuary has a full-time staff as well as numerous volunteers who provide care, love and socialization for the cats housed there.

The majority of Kitten Rescue’s animals live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Their volunteers care for orphaned or abandoned kittens that need to be bottle fed, moms with litters, cats that need socialization and sick and injured animals. Mrs. Moffatt-Blue helps Kitten Rescue take care of all of its rescued cats’ medical needs. Prior to adoption, every cat is spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia and FIV, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and microchipped.

Kitten Rescue also offer education and assistance to the public regarding all aspects of responsible pet ownership, care of kittens and cats, the importance of spaying and neutering, and the proper maintenance and care of feral cat colonies. During “kitten season”, volunteers teach bottle feeding classes for people who want to care for unweaned kittens. Kitten Rescue also distributes City of Los Angeles spay/neuter coupons to members of the public.

“Kitten Rescue is a fantastic organization, and I look forward to working with them going forward. I am so proud of the work that Chantelle does for KR – she embodies the AWC spirit of focus on the animal,” said AWC Founder Dr. Annie.


Animal Wellness Centers LLC is a fast-growing companion-animal healthcare firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Its core business is veterinary services with a focus on comprehensive

animal wellness designed to strengthen the human-animal bond. It is the exclusive retailer of Dr. Annie’sTM brand products. Its flagship Center in Santa Monica’s Ocean Park neighborhood is the world’s first non-anthropomorphic companion-animal center offering full array of pet products, an education center, preventative care clinics and a social networking arena.

Annie Harvilicz, DVM, CVA (“Dr. Annie”) is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of AWC. She brings experience at leading centers for animal care throughout the world including extensive work on endangered species such as giant pandas, black rhinos, cheetahs, and elephants. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Precinct television program during her tenure at the ASPCA’s Animal Hospital in New York City. Her private practice has spanned across the country with high-profile clientele from New York to Los Angeles. She completed her DVM degree at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where she served as President of the school’s chapter of the AVMA. She is also the recipient of various awards and distinctions including, among others, the Sherrie Clark Compassion and Caring Award and the Tobey Award for special compassion for lost, abandoned, or homeless dogs. She is licensed to practice in California, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland and is certified in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.