Owners Needed to Adopt Pets from Crowded Shelters

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This dog was rescued as a puppy from a shelter, and is an energetic, loveable addition to the family.

Even as Los Angeles residents were planning Memorial Day outings, the L.A. Animal Services has asked people to open their hearts, and their homes, to dogs and cats in need of adoption — concluding a weekend of reduced fees today at the agency’s six locations.

In a May 27 statement, staff wrote, “Our shelters are full and need YOU to help dogs find homes.”

May was National Pet Month and as it 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 this weekend.

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.”

To see adoptable pets, visit: laanimalservices.com/adopt/.

Dogs and cats adopted from the agency will already be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed and microchipped.

Additionally, adopted dogs are eligible for free training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills. Contact Info@pawsforlifek9.org for more details.

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 laanimalservices.com/ or by calling (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.

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

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