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

Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day with

Reduced Adoption Fees May 20-22

at LA Animal Services Thanks to Bounty

and Best Friends Animal Society

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Los Angeles, May 20, 2022 –  This weekend at LA Animal Services, Bounty Paper Towels is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to help pets find new homes across the country. To encourage the community to open their hearts and homes to a new furry friend, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. Adoption fees for all dogs will be $51 (not including license) and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. 

“Our six locations are at capacity with medium- and larger-sized dogs who are currently the most overlooked group of pets in our shelter in need of finding new homes,” says Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “We are asking the community to open their hearts and homes to these amazing animal companions who are ready to be a part of their family.”  

For every pet Bounty helps get adopted, it can save two lives; the pet who goes home and the one who now has space to come to LA Animal Services. 

“We appreciate the continued partnership and support from Best Friends Animal Society who share in our lifesaving mission, and are grateful for sponsors like Bounty who help make these adoption events possible that give pets a second chance at life,” says Ramirez.

Currently, there are 100,000 more pets awaiting homes at shelters across the country than at this time last year due to recent problems such as staffing shortages, limited shelter hours, decreased volunteers, and reduced adoption events. 

That’s why the promotion could not have come at a better time, according to Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. "May is one of the highest intake months for animal shelters around the country. The sad truth is that shelters get overcrowded when pets aren’t adopted quickly enough and this can put lives at risk," says Castle. "That’s why we’re grateful that Bounty wanted to quickly come to the rescue." 

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Bounty was happy to assist. “As every pet parent knows, pet messes are no ordinary messes, which is why you shouldn’t use an ordinary paper towel.” says Janette Yauch, Vice President, Bounty. “We are honored to join Best Friends Animal Society to help save the lives of pets while helping pet parents everywhere.” 

If you are unable to adopt, please consider fostering one of the canine companions or feline friends in our Centers to give these dogs and cats a break from kennel life. View the pets available for fostering or adoption.


Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped. 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.

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To continue the love and celebration that shelter pets provides us, snap a photo of your pet and share it with us on social media using the hashtags #LAAnimalServices #LACityPets #AdoptaShelterPet and tag us @laanimalservices! We’d also love to hear how adopting your furry friend has changed your life! Submit your photos and stories so we can share your pet’s happy tails!

Center Operating Hours

Our six LA Animal Services locations are operating without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. Center Operating Hours

Our six LA Animal Services locations are operating without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. We 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. 

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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.
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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.

Best Friends Network The Best Friends Network is comprised of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare organizations in all 50 states. We are a coalition committed to saving the lives of homeless cats and dogs through collaboration, information-sharing and implementation of proven lifesaving strategies. Our partners support each other and inspire their own communities to increase lifesaving of dogs and cats across the country.

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