Assemblymember Brian Maienschein and the ASPCA held their 6th Annual Pet Adoption and Donation Drive at the Poway Kahoots Pet Store in December, supporting homeless animals in San Diego County. Adoptable dogs were available at the kick-off event, and donated items throughout the week-long drive included dog and cat food, collars, blankets, cat litter, flea and tick medicine, and leashes.

This year’s donations benefited nonprofit organizations Lionel’s Legacy and Second Chance Dog Rescue. Lionel’s Legacy is a senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children. Second Chance is an organization dedicated to saving homeless dogs from local shelters and from Baja California, Mexico. Learn more at and

Assemblymember Maienschein represents the 77th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Scripps Ranch, Poway, Rancho Peñasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Mira Mesa, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Miramar, San Pasqual Valley, and Tierrasanta.