A Bit About Us

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

Here at SGV Animal Advocates, we see the value in every life. We want to create a positive change, and since our beginnings in 2011, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization that enriches our community upon: education, community cat sterilization, and responsible pet ownership. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.

Animal Advocates


The goal of San Gabriel Valley Animal Advocates (SGVAA) is to assist in the animal welfare needs in the San Gabriel Valley. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we will provide a list of services including pet food for low-income families, low cost spay and neuter and Trap-Neuter-Release for feral cat colonies. We will help in the transportation of animals to and from the veterinary hospital or clinic, adopt out healthy friendly strays into good homes, educate the community about animal welfare needs and importance of spay and neuter of cats and dogs.

Volunteer Groups

Baldwin Park Leo Club

Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.

High Roads Developmental Services

The HRDS program provides behavior modification and vocational skills instruction for adults who are developmentally disabled. Our program is based in natural settings within the community and is designed for individuals who are behaviorally challenged and can benefit from active treatment in the areas of behavior management, as well as, development in the areas of self-advocacy, sensory-motor, communication, mobility, social, community integration, and vocational skills. Special emphasis is placed on job skills development.

It is the mission of High Road Developmental Services to provide programs with support and training for developmentally disabled adults to provide the same quality of life we all strive for. 


LINK is a Community Adult Day Program/ Tailored Day Services providing opportunities for adults who want to increase their independence via employment, employment preparation, post-secondary education, vocational training, volunteer work, internships, and daily life skills.
LiNk is dedicated and committed to provide support, guidance, and the necessary time for the participant to excel in all areas of long & short term life goals.

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?? joined SGV Animal Advocates with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.


Serina Ortiz

Founder, Foster. Tech. Doc.  She brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.