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

Celebrate National Foster a Pet Month

 By Being a Kitten Foster with LA Animal Services

Attend A Special Kitten Shower Event or

If You Opt to Adopt? Enjoy Reduced Adoption Fees

Los Angeles, June 17, 2022 – With June being National Foster a Pet Month, LA Animal Services will be hosting a special “kitten shower” event happening at our East Valley Animal Services Center on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 12 Noon to 1pm. This special noontime event will educate and answer questions animal lovers may have about caring for baby kittens. For those ready to adopt a pet, adoption fees for dogs and puppies will be reduced and cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived. View pets available for adoption here.

Feline fans are invited to come to our free, in-person event to find out how to be a hero kitten foster, get a hands-on baby bottling demonstration, as well as provide you with supplies to start you on your kitten foster journey. The event also includes a donation drive where you can drop off donations or make a donation online.

“Fostering is an extremely rewarding experience, and our goal in hosting these ‘kitten showers’ is to encourage more people to become fosters to baby kittens who come into our shelters that often need round-the-clock care,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “With the right resources and information, we can all learn to save the lives of kittens.”

Be a kitten foster volunteer lifesaver!

Kitten season is the time of year when unspayed female cats have most of their kittens, and the season generally stretches from May to November. Newborn kittens are the most at-risk animals entering shelters.

We’re always looking for foster volunteers who can care for bottle baby kittens -- kittens who are learning to eat on their own -- as well as sick kittens and moms with kittens. Help save the lives of these vulnerable felines. Complete the foster application and email it to [email protected].


LA Animal Services provides kitten foster volunteers with items needed to help you care for your foster furry bundle, including: carrier, formula, heating pad/disc, bottles, pillow toy, and blankets for newborns (less than two-weeks-old) to toys, bowls, and litter and litter boxes for transitional (three- to five-weeks- old) or self-sustaining kittens (six- to eight-weeks-old).

If you have been approved to foster kittens with LA Animal Services, email your district's lifesaving liaison to be set up with your foster kittens.

Center Operating Hours

Our six LA Animal Services locations are operating without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. We will continue to operate by appointment during the week, Tuesday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm for pet adoptions, fostering, and owner surrender, with 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 the City’s COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required when in our Centers. 

Per City Ordinance 187219you 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.

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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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