Animals Desperately Need Homes

Consider Adopting an Animal From LA County’s Overcrowded Shelters

It’s well known that animals are a bundle of love and keep us entertained, give us cuddles when we need them, and remind us to take breaks and enjoy the simple things in life. Animals often serve as the most effective early morning alarm clocks, ensuring we rise with their persistent licks, pawing and chirps—which comes in handy during those Topanga power outages.

But many won’t have the chance to offer their unconditional love, companionship, and loyalty. The current historic highs in animal euthanasia rates are a tragic reflection of the challenges faced by shelters and rescue organizations.

It’s heartbreaking that so many animals are being euthanized on a daily basis due to overcrowding, lack of resources, and insufficient adoption rates. Many animals come in for as little as a week stay and are euthanized days after. The kill rate can be hundreds a month in LA County alone.

See the NBC Los Angeles video below that underscores the tragic situation our ‘best friends’ face right now in our LA County animal shelters.

See LA County’s adoptable animals here.

Additionally, between the June 26 and July 3, the City of Los Angeles is having a Red, White, and Woof adoption event with reduced fees at its six shelters, including West LA and West Valley.

See LA City’s adoptable animals here.

LA Animal Services notes: “The 4th of July and the days that follow are the busiest times for shelters. LA Animal Services wants to ensure that furry friends find loving homes ahead of July 4 so we’re offering reduced adoption fees for dogs and cats during the Red, White, and Woof Adoption Days, happening from Tuesday, June 25 through Wednesday, July 3. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including $20 license); $75 for puppies; cats will be $12.50; and $25 for kittens.

Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. Many pets are frightened by the booming sounds and bright lights resulting in these animals escaping their homes and ending up in City shelters. Please open your heart and home to an amazing dog, puppy, cat, or kitten to ensure there is lifesaving space in the six LA Animal Services Centers.”