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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or agnes.sibal@lacity.org
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or justin.khosrowabadi@lacity.org

The Pet Care Foundation Media Contact: 
Bill Crowe, (310) 247-8469 or bill@petcarefoundation.org

LA Animal Services

and The Pet Care Foundation

to Host Singles and Seniors Adoption Event

Los Angeles, October 14, 2022 The Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation will sponsor the Singles and Seniors adoption event happening at our six LA Animal Services Centers on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. During the Singles and Seniors adoption event, the adoption fees for dogs will be reduced by $50, which does not include the $20 license fee. Adoption fees for cats will be waived by the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation and adoption fees for kittens will be waived through a generous grant from the ASPCA. Pets who are eligible will have to be the only pet in the household and/or be 5-years-old or older. View the pets who are available for adoption by going to laanimalservices.com


“There are many great pets who are ready to meet you and who are available for adoption,” said Bill Crowe, Executive Director of The Pet Care Foundation. “This weekend is the perfect time to bring home a new furry family member while making life saving space in the shelters.” 


“The Senior and Singles adoption event provides an opportunity to showcase the pets who prefer to be the only pet in the home and the older pets in our Centers who are often overlooked,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services.


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.

Seniors for Seniors Program


For senior adults (62 years and older) living in the City of Los Angeles, LA Animal Services offers the Seniors for Seniors program, which matches senior companion animals (seven years and older) from the six LA City shelters with senior adults. Senior adopters receive 50 percent off the adoption fee which includes microchipping, vaccinations and the spay/neuter surgery. Some senior adults may also qualify to receive a $10.00 dog license. Please bring your low income/lifeline Department of Water and Power bill to qualify. For more information about $10.00 dog licenses for seniors, click here, or call the Department of Animal Services Licensing Division at 213-482-9550.


Share on Social


We’re encouraging pet lovers to share a photo of their furry friend with us to celebrate  ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog’ month, we’re encouraging those who adopt from us during this month to share their stories! Adopters from LA Animal Services are encouraged to share a photo of their new furry friend on social media using the hashtags #AdoptAShelterDog #LAAnimalServices #LACityPets and tagging us!


Can’t Adopt or Foster - You Can Still Help 


  • Shelter-at-Home (provide temporary shelter for lost pets in your neighborhood while posting flyers or posting the pet’s info on social media, e.g. Nextdoor, LA Animal Services Lost and Found Facebook page, Pawboost.
  • Home-to-Home (a resource to help pet owners find a new home for their furry friend without taking them to a shelter).
  • Donate and make a difference to help pets in LA.
  • Share posts of pets available for adoption on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Nextdoor.
  • Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of animals in our care

Center Operating Hours


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.


For more information about LA Animal Services, visit: laanimalservices.com.


For more information about The Pet Care Foundation go to:

 www.petcarefoundation.org.

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Pet Care Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of homeless pets in the Los Angeles area. For more information contact: bill@petcarefoundation.orgwww.petcarefoundation.org, or call 310-247-8469.

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram.
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