Please join us for a very special event on Saturday, April 30th: Lou Dillon is being made an honorary member of the LAPD Mounted Unit!
This distinction is incredibly meaningful as Lou Dillon was rescued by two very dedicated LAPD officers.
Lou Dillon will be bestowed with an LAPD replica badge what will be permanently displayed on his stall. Although Lou Dillon will not be a part of the regular LAPD Mounted Unit, we expect that he will understand the significance of this title, and will make sure to keep all of the other horses at the rescue in line!
Please join us for this very special event on Saturday, April 30th!
Please RSVP by Saturday April 23rd.
Come out and say hello to Lou Dillon, and meet the officers who rescued him! The ceremony will be hosted at a private residence in Norco, California. There will be live music during the event, and dinner and drinks will be served.
When: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Ticket price: $50 adult/ $25 children (12 and under)
Where: 2790 Valley View, Norco, CA 92860
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Parking: When you arrive, volunteers will be on hand to guide you to approved parking spots. As this is a private residence, parking is limited so please consider carpooling. Please make sure to park on the “non-trail” side of the street or you may be ticketed.
Lou Dillon’s Story
Lou Dillon was found running in the street in Watts during a torrential rain storm in February 2019. People were dodging him with their cars, throwing trash at him and he was over 600 lbs underweight. He had barbed wire around his neck. Someone had neglected him for a very long time.
A kind citizen was able to corral Lou Dillon in his yard. He tried to keep him dry from the pouring rain with a trash bag. Then, he called LAPD.
Lou Dillon was rescued by two LAPD officers who stood in the rain with him for hours until Animal Control was able to pick him up. During that time, the officers promised him that they would make sure he found a safe place to live for the rest of his life.
After Lou Dillon was taken to the animal shelter, one of the officers contacted Hanaeleh and told us Lou Dillon’s story. We immediately said we would provide Lou Dillon sanctuary for the rest of his life.
Over the past three years, both officers, Officer Sonia Dibell and Officer Robert Yanez, have come out to visit Lou Dillon on a regular basis, and have volunteered at Hanaeleh as well! Lou Dillon’s story touched so many people’s lives, and even though he was always an “unofficial member of force,” the LAPD is going to make him an official honorary Mounted Unit Officer!
Lou Dillon is pretty excited about this honor, as we all are at Hanaeleh!
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