Foster or Adopt Now!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LA Animal Services Media Contact: Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster or Adopt Now! Shelters will Fill and Overflow due to Fireworks.
We need your help to make space for animals who are terrified by fireworks and get out of their homes and yards and end up in our Animal Services Centers.
Los Angeles, June 20, 2019 – Every year around the Fourth of July, LA Animal Services Centers fill to overflowing capacity with terrified pets. This means that we need your help to create kennel space by fostering or adopting NOW to make space for our frightened arrivals. YOU can make that life-saving difference by fostering for four days or more or adopting.
The loud sounds of July 4th fireworks frighten dogs and cats and can cause them to get out of the house or yard. They escape out of fear, and these frightened dogs and cats might not find their way home. The lucky ones end up at our City shelters. If they have a current City Dog License or a microchip registered with a current address and phone number, we can reunite them with their families.
“While many people are out celebrating, the shelters will be inundated with frightened pets,” said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager. “Our hope is that animal lovers in Los Angeles will open their home and hearts to help pets in need. If you aren’t ready to adopt, fostering is a great way to see what it’s like to have a four-legged addition to your family.”
We have hundreds of wonderful dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes waiting to be your temporary companion or best friend forever. By giving an orphaned pet a new home or letting them stay with you for a short time, you are helping create lifesaving space at our Animal Services Centers. Dogs and cats available for adoption or foster have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped. To view our adoptable pets, visit: http://bit.ly/LAASAdoptables.
To volunteer to foster, print your application at http://bit.ly/LAASFostering or go to your nearest animal services center and ask for a Foster Volunteer application. Please drop off your completed form to your nearest center as soon as possible. You can pick up a pet to foster right away or we can reach out when we need the most help.
The shelters are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on Mondays and the Fourth of July. To find the shelter nearest you, visit http://bit.ly/LAASlocator or call (888) 452-7381.
Together, we can save more lives in the City of Angels! Our heartfelt thanks will be nothing compared to the lifetime of memories and unconditional love you will get from your furry friend.
Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.