Urgent WAN Update! All 6 Los Angeles City Animal Shelters Are Overcapacity; This Weekend Adoption Fees Are Reduced By 50%
All animals pictured are available for adoption at East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, CA. Photos by Lauren Lewis for World Animal News.
While Clear The Shelters Day is approaching on August 18th, the six Los Angeles City Animal Shelters need help NOW! All are overcapacity, putting hundreds of innocent animals at risk of being euthanized.
According to Los Angeles City Animal Shelter spokesperson Ashley Rodriguez, last week alone the shelters were inundated with close to 100 new admissions from three different animal hoarding cases.
“Across all six shelters, we currently have 887 dogs, 597 cats, and 328 bunnies and small critters,” Rodriguez told WAN yesterday further explaining that those are the numbers after the majority of the 99 new animal hoarding intakes had been pulled by Best Friends Animal Society. “We are calling on the community and animal rescue organizations to help.
“Large dogs and the elderly are the hardest to adopt out,” continued Rodriguez.
The South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, which still has many of the animals from two of the hoarding cases, is especially in need of people to adopt, foster, and volunteer. That shelter alone now has 284 adoptable dogs.
The North Central Animal Shelter, which took in 26 Chihuahuas despite having less room due to it being under construction, is also in dire need of fosters.
To help encourage adoptions and make the process accessible to more people, this weekend the shelters are reducing their adoption fees by 50%.
As per Rodriguez, the reduced adoption fees are as follows: adult dogs are presently $51.00 to adopt, puppies under four months old are $71.00, adult cats are $12.50, and kittens are $25.00.
All animals adopted from the Los Angeles city animal shelters are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. They also come with a voucher for a free veterinary visit.
“Our biggest push now is to encourage animals are spayed and neutered to reduce unwanted litters,” Rodriguez explained to WAN noting that the Los Angeles City Animal Shelters offer free and discount vouchers for LA city residents to have their animals spayed or neutered on site or at any participating vet in Southern California. More information on this initiative is available at www.LAspayneuter.com.
Purebred Dogs Are Available At Animal Shelters!
WAN stopped by the East Valley Animal Shelter on Thursday to gather information on some of the animals currently available for adoption.
It is especially important for all people who use wanting a purebred as a reason for not adopting an animal from the shelter to know that they are available at shelters. At East Valley Animal Shelter alone, WAN found there were at least 11 purebred German shepherds, including a puppy.
Other purebred dogs currently available for adoption at the East Valley Animal Shelter include numerous Siberian Huskies and Labrador Retrievers as well as an Alaskan Malamute, Doberman Pinscher, a Yorkie, a Shih Tzu, and more.
The following are some of the four-legged finds that are currently available for adoption at the East Valley Animal Shelter.
Male Siberian Husky puppy: Animal ID A1800636
Male German Shepherd – Armand: Animal ID A1781434
Female Black Lab: Animal ID A1800936
Female German Shepherd – Missy: Animal ID A138011
Male Cane Corso – Jerry: Animal ID A1799474
Male Pit Bull – Gilbert: Animal ID A1786317
Male Doberman Pinscher – Soldier: Animal ID A1758117
Male Pit Bull: Animal ID A1801167
Many adorable mixed breeds and small dogs are also currently available at East Valley.
Remember to respect your elders. Numerous sweet seniors are also waiting at East Valley for their forever families to take them home.
A host of lovable cats and kittens are also available for adoption at East Valley.
The following is contact information for the six Los Angeles City Animal Shelters:
East Valley Center
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405
957 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
North Central Center
3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
South Los Angeles, Chesterfield Square Center
1850 W. 60th St. Los Angeles, CA 90047
West Los Angeles Center
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
West Valley Center
20655 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
More information on the animals available at the six Los Angeles City Animal Shelters as well as forms to foster and volunteer can be found HERE!
Please always remember to #AdoptDon’tShop!