Animal services

LA Animal Services launches advocacy for adoption of cats and dogs

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — LA Animal Services is asking Angelenos to open their hearts and homes to dogs and cats in need of adoption — wrapping up a weekend of reduced fees Sunday at the agency’s six locations.

“Our shelters are full and need YOU to help the dogs find homes,” according to an agency statement released Friday.


What do you want to know

  • LA Animal Services officials said adoption fees for all dogs will be $51, not including the license, and $75 for puppies this weekend.
  • Adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived entirely thanks to a grant from the ASPCA
  • A list of adoptable pets can be found here
  • Appointments can be made here or by calling 1-888-452-7381

As National Pet Month draws to a close, LA Animal Services officials said adoption fees for all dogs will be $51, not including license, and $75 for puppies this weekend.

Adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived entirely thanks to a grant from the ASPCA.

LA Animal Services also urged people who may not be able to adopt to consider fostering a pet “to give them a temporary break from kennel life.”

A list of adoptable pets can be found here.

Dogs and cats adopted by the agency join their new families already neutered or neutered, vaccinated, licensed and microchipped, according to the agency.

Additionally, adopted dogs are entitled to free training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills. Contact [email protected] for details.

LA Animal Services locations operate walk-in Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but operate by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.

The centers deal with adoptions, placement and delivery of the owner. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment.

Appointments can be made here or by calling 1-888-452-7381.

The agency’s website also includes a shelter locator for its centers in East Valley, Chesterfield Square, North Central, West Valley, West LA and Harbor centers – among other information.

The agency said social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required at all of its centers. Visitors will also be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of entry.

“Make this Memorial Day one to remember, both for you and for a new furry friend, by adopting a pet,” the statement from Animal Services reads.