LA Animal Services Issues Plea for Dog and Cat Adoptions from Crowded Shelters

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L.A. Animal Services is asking Angelenos to open their hearts, and their homes, to dogs and cats in need of adoption -- offering reduced fees at the agency's six locations Saturday and Sunday. 

“Our shelters are full and need YOU to help dogs find homes,” according to an agency statement issued Friday. 

As National Pet Month comes to a close, L.A. Animal Services officials said adoption fees for all dogs will be $51, not including license, and $75 for puppies on Saturday and Sunday. 

Adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived entirely thanks to a grant from the ASPCA. 

L.A. Animal Services also urged people who might not be able to adopt to consider fostering a pet “to give them a temporary break from kennel life.”

A list of adoptable pets can be found at

Dogs and cats adopted from the agency join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed and microchipped, according to the agency.


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In addition, adopted dogs are eligible for free training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills. 

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L.A. Animal Services locations are operating without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but operate by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed Mondays.

The centers handle adoptions, fostering and owner surrender. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment.

Appointments can be scheduled at or by calling 1- 888-452-7381.

The agency's website also includes a shelter locator for its centers in East Valley, Chesterfield Square, North Central, West Valley, West L.A. and Harbor centers -- among other information. 

The agency advised that social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required at all of its centers. Visitors will also need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of entry.

“Make this Memorial Day one to remember, both for you and a new furry friend, by adopting a pet,” the Animal Services statement said. 

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