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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

This Weekend's To-Do's: Adopt or Foster a Pet

YOU Can Help Create Life Saving Space in LA City Shelters

Ahead of the 4th of July

Los Angeles, June 24, 2023 – June is National Foster a Pet Month, and with the 4th of July holiday quickly approaching, LA Animal Services is encouraging Angelenos to open their hearts and homes and foster a pet as we kick-off Four Days for Life. Four days allows shelters to contact owners and reunite lost pets with their families. Pet fostering is life saving and critical for animal shelters particularly during the busy summer season.


“Fostering is a vital part of our life saving mission because it gives pets a much-needed break from kennel life while creating life saving space for animals who have nowhere else to go,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services, “With June being National Foster a Pet Month, it’s the perfect time to foster a pet.”

To become a foster pet parent, please complete this application and send it to ani.foster@lacity.org. LA Animal Services will provide you with the items you need, from a bed, crate, and toys, to ensure a happy and comfy sleepover for your canine foster companion.


Looking to Adopt? Meet Your New Best Friend this Weekend


There are many fantastic pets who are ready to be a part of your family.

Our six Centers are full of furry friends who are ready to be a part of your family. View the pets by going to laanimalservices.com.


To encourage pet adoptions and to celebrate PURRide month, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees to during the PURRide Month Weekend Adoption Event happening Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including $20 license) and $75 for puppies. Adoption fees for cats will be $12.50 and $25 for kittens.


Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped. Adopters also will receive a Petco flyer with discounts to help make their pet adoption a success; and 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. 

Ways to Help Pets if You Can't Adopt

  • 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. Petco Love Lost, 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 to our Campaign and help us reach our $50K matching grant goal thanks to the Annenberg Foundation who will match donations dollar for dollar for any donation made to the Spay and Neuter Trust Fund.
  • 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.

Options to Surrendering a Pet


Our six shelters continue to operate at critical capacity. Please reconsider surrendering your pet to a shelter. LA Animal Services offers alternative solutions to help keep pets and families together, that include Safety Net Foster, Home to Home, Pet Food Pantry, and helpful resource guides. We also work closely with intervention groups who will provide assistance with pet retention. If relinquishing your pet is the only option, appointments are required by calling 888-452-7381. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment.


LA Animal Services Centers are open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 5pm. Centers are closed on Mondays and City-observed holidays.


For more information about LA Animal Services, 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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