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Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

LA Animal Services Joins

NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s Clear the Shelters™

“Adopt & Donate” Campaign

Los Angeles, August 11, 2022 — LA Animal Services is pleased to join the NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption and donation campaign for the eighth consecutive year happening now through August 31.

During the month-long initiative, all our shelter locations are joining at least 70 other animal shelters and nonprofit rescue organizations to create awareness about pet adoptions and help raise funds to support animal welfare. 


Meet furry friends who are available for adoption by visiting As part of the Clear The Shelters™ campaign, LA Animal Services will be offering $20 adoption fees for dogs and puppies, not including $20 license fee, on Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28. Cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived thanks to a grant from the ASPCA.

Love pets, but can’t foster and adopt, you can still show your support for the pets in our centers by making a donation to where 100 percent of your donation goes to support the animals in our six LA Animal Services shelters. 


Since its inception in 2015, this unique initiative has harnessed the power of TV and multiple digital platforms to help find homes for tens of thousands of animals throughout Southern California. For more information about this campaign, visit and Let’s Clear the Shelters together!

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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