Los Angeles, July 20, 2022 – In light of the current crisis in animal shelters, LA Animal Services and Best Friends Animal Society have joined together for an event created to encourage more people to adopt a pet July 23 and 24! Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including $20 license) and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.
“Our Centers are filled with animal companions looking for new homes, many of which came to us because their owners have had to move and were unable to take their pets, find that their current living situations have changed, or are facing landlord restrictions that limit the size of dogs that are allowed in their dwelling,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “We encourage the community to visit any of our shelters to meet their new furry family members.”
Recent data by Best Friends showed in 2021 U.S. shelters saw an 8.1 percent increase in animal intakes that pet adoptions couldn’t keep pace with. This national adoption event brings together animal welfare organizations, like LA Animal Services and other shelters across the country to help us all save more lives by connecting adoptable animals with their future families.
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 Info@pawsforlifek9.org for more details. You can view the wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets who are ready to meet you and who are available for adoption in our Centers by going to laanimalservices.com/adopt.
"Following the immense success of our National Adoption Weekend in May, which resulted in 4,529 lives saved, we couldn’t wait to have a second National Adoption Weekend as soon as possible,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “The summer months, and July in particular, is one of the highest intake months for animal shelters in America so we really encourage anyone who’s looking for a pet to adopt now."