LA animal shelter near capacity
LOS ANGELES, CA – LA Animal Services shelters are nearing capacity, prompting city officials on Friday to urge Angelenos to take in or adopt some of the animals.
“We relied on our community when needed and have never been disappointed,” said Dana Brown, General Manager of LA Animal Services. “We hope that we can count on their support once again as we ask them to adopt or welcome a pet in search of their new home.”
LA Animal Services’ six locations are full of spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready-to-adopt dogs, cats and kittens. As shelters approach maximum capacity, authorities are also urging pet owners who are considering handing over their pets to seek other alternatives, including seeking out friends or family to repossess a pet. or use the Home to Home or Safety Net Foster programs.
Those interested in adopting can visit the LA Animal Services sites without an appointment on Saturdays or Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. -888-452-7381.
Those interested in a foster family can take a dog for a day or up to three months. The foster family gives the animals a break in the shelter, and the foster families can choose to adopt the animals themselves. Those interested in fostering placement can visit laanimalservices.com/adopt to identify an animal they wish to welcome, then email the volunteer liaison officer at [email protected] with their completed hospitality application, a photo of their government issued ID and animal. Identification numbers of the pets they wish to welcome.
Those interested in welcoming a kitten can email Thomas Kalinowski at [email protected]
LA Animal Services is also looking for people who can accommodate foster moms with their litters, sick kittens and baby kittens who have not yet learned to eat on their own and need to be bottle-fed. Those interested in welcoming these animals can email [email protected] A welcome request is available here.