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

The Pet Care Foundation Media Contact: 
Bill Crowe, (310) 247-8469 or
LA Animal Services and The Pet Care Foundation to Host Whisker Wonderland Adoption Event
Los Angeles, December 17, 2021 The Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation will sponsor the Whisker Wonderland adoption event happening at our six LA Animal Services Centers on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19. During the Whisker Wonderland 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. View the pets who are available for adoption by going to

“Celebrate the holidays by opening your heart and home to a new furry family member who will bring you lots of joy and love this holiday season and the years to come,” said Dana Brown, General Manager for LA Animal Services. 

“It is important to remember that while pets bring great joy for the holidays, they are a very personal gift and one that should be determined by the owner,” said Bill Crowe, Executive Director of The Pet Care Foundation. “A pet is a forever promise to love and care for its entire life, and best made by that pet’s person.”

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, 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 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.

In observance of the upcoming holidays, LA Animal Services will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, 2021, Friday December 31, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022.

For more information about LA Animal Services, and to view the wonderful pets we have available to adopt or foster, visit:

For more information about The Pet Care Foundation go to:
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The Pet Care Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of homeless pets in the Los Angeles area. For more information contact:, 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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