LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Animal Services Department (LAAS) is encouraging Angelenos to foster or adopt dogs and kittens in order to combat a foreseeable overflow in shelter capacity during the Fourth of July weekend. The increase of animals in shelters is caused by fireworks and the loud sounds they emit which often scare dogs and cats, causing them to run away from their homes.

“When shelters go beyond capacity, shelter employees must face the possibility of euthanizing these animals,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “Angelenos have stepped up to the plate when it comes to rescuing our four legged companions, and I want to make sure we continue the march toward no kill shelters in the City of Angels.”

In order to avoid that option, the LAAS is offering a discounted adoption fee to encourage people to adopt during this holiday weekend. Starting on July 1 until July 3, all adoptions for dogs and cats are $10 . Each pet is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and immediately available for adoption. The shelter located within District 13 is the North Central Animal Shelter and is located on 3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031. 

In addition to adopting, people may also volunteer to temporarily foster animals in their homes for four days or more. Foster applications can be found here and can be turned in at any city animal shelter. LAAS will then provide proper training and other resources before handing over an animal that needs to be fostered.

The North Central Animal Shelter as well as other city shelters across Los Angeles will be open this Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be closed during the Fourth of July Holiday.

Additional adoption sites can be found at: http://www.laanimalservices.com/shelters/


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