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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

With City Shelters at Max Capacity 

LA Animal Services and SoCal Honda Dealers 

Invite You to Adopt a New Furry Friend This Weekend

Los Angeles, March 16, 2023 –Bigger dogs are often challenged in finding a new home, so our friends at Helpful Honda will be helping medium and larger sized canine companions get adopted this Saturday, March 18, at our East Valley Animal Services Center from 11am to 3pm. Families who adopt a medium and/or larger-sized canine companion will be provided a new pet starter kit that includes a collar, leash, dog bed, toys, and food to help make it easier to welcome and bring home a new furry friend. We will also be hosting a second Helpful Honda Pet Adoption event at our Chesterfield Square/South LA Center next Saturday, March 25 from 11am to 3pm. 


To further encourage adoptions of our canine companions and feline friends, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees at all six of our Centers for dogs and cats on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51, puppies, $75 (excluding license fees for LA City residents); cats $12.50 and $25 for kittens


“We are so thankful for our friends at Helpful Honda for teaming up with us this weekend to help our medium and larger sized dogs find new homes,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “Our shelters are at critical capacity with dogs making up the greatest population in our six Centers. If you are able to foster or adopt, please open your heart and home to a new furry friend.”


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.

Can't Adopt - You Can Still Help


  • Shelter-at-Home provides 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 is 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.
  • Be a part of our Share Squad and help get the word out to help LA animals find homes and create more awareness on how to keep animals safe and healthy.
  • 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 and to learn more about microchipping and licensing, visit: laanimalservices.com.

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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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