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LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

Adopt a Pet and Help Us Clear the Shelters 

at LA Animal Services

Reduced Adoption Fees Offered During NBC4 and Telemundo’s 52nd Annual Clear The Shelters™ “Adopt and Donate” Weekend

Los Angeles, August 24, 2022 — Bring home a new furry friend from LA Animal Services during this weekend’s NBC4 and Telemundo 52nd annual Clear The Shelters™ adoption event. Starting Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, adoption fees for cats and kittens are waived and adoption fees for dogs and puppies are $20 (not including $20 license fee for dogs four months and older). 

Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped, and adopters receive a VCA Healthy Start Certificate, which provides up to $250 of follow up veterinary care within the first 14 days of adoption. In addition, canine companions adopted from LA Animal Services are also eligible for free dog training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills, CA. Contact for more details.

You can view the amazing dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets who are ready to meet you and are available for adoption in our Centers by going to

Love pets but can’t adopt or foster? You can still show your support for pets in our Centers by making a donation to where 100 percent of your donation supports the animals in our six LA Animal Services shelters. 

For more information about this campaign, visit and

Center Hours of Operation

Our six LA Animal Services locations are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8am to 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 5pm. Appointments are required on Wednesdays and Fridays, for pet adoptions, fostering, and owner surrenders, with our Centers closed on Mondays. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment. Appointments may be scheduled by going online or by calling 1-888-452-7381.

To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required when in our Centers.


Per City Ordinance 187219, you will need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entry into the shelter. You can request a digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record if you were vaccinated in California (unless you were vaccinated at a federal facility) by visiting For any questions regarding vaccination records, visit the LA County Vaccine Records website.

Follow the latest updates on social media @laanimalservices, @NBCLA and @Telemundo52 using #ClearTheShelters or #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and

Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), plus affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes. Visit for more information. 
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