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With No Appointments Needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Starting July 5

Los Angeles, June 29, 2022 – LA Animal Services is pleased to announce that starting Tuesday, July 5, 2022, appointments will no longer be needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays to visit our six shelters throughout the City, and will be open from 8am to 5pm. We will continue to operate without appointments on the weekends, from 11am to 5pm. View pets available for adoption by clicking here.

“In an effort to better serve our community and encourage more opportunities for the pets in our shelters to be adopted, we are pleased to operate without appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, joining Saturday and Sunday that welcome walk-in visitors,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “This decision is made possible thanks to discussions between the Department, Labor Union partners, Personnel Department, supervisors, and staff, who provide input in modifying shelter hours.”

Appointments for adoptions will still be required on Wednesdays and Fridays and our Centers will remain closed on Mondays. We will continue to provide appointments for surrenders for non-emergency intakes. Emergency intakes are animals that are sick, injured, dangerous or do not have another safe option. We encourage owners requesting to surrender their pets to take advantage of Home to Home, which helps owners with being a part of the placement process to find the next best home for their pet. Residents who find an animal can provide temporary foster care for an animal and post it on our Shelter at Home site to help reunite the family so the pet doesn’t have to come into the shelter.  

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.

Starting Tuesday, July 5, 2022, our Centers will begin operating without appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8am to 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 5pm. Appointments will still be required on Wednesdays and Fridays. Our Centers are closed on Mondays.

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 4th of July holiday, LA Animal Services Centers will be closed on Monday, July 4.


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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.
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