Contact Us

The fastest way a caller can reach a shelter is:

    • -If you have a human life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.
    • -If your pet is sick or needs medical assistance, please visit or contact a veterinary hospital.
  • If there is a stray animal that appears to have a life threatening emergency, please call 888-452-7381 and PRESS 1
  • If there is a stray aggressive animal, please call 888-452-7381 and PRESS 1
  • If there is a stray animal on school grounds, please call 888-452-7381 and PRESS 1

For all other inquiries, please call 888-452-7381 and PRESS 2:

  • If you do not know the animal shelter near you, please PRESS 1.
  • If you need a deceased animal pick up, please PRESS 2.
  • If you have a barking dog complaint, please PRESS 3.
  • If you want to be transferred to an animal shelter, please PRESS 4.
  • For licensing and/or volunteer information, please PRESS 5.

For information on shelter locations and hours, please visit:

Contact Administrative Offices
For specific questions about our adoption fees and policy, available pets, and items to donate please visit or contact your local LA Animal Services Center.

Interim General Manager
Annette Ramirez
(213) 482-9558

Assistant General Manager

Curtis Watts
(213)  482-9558

For Questions About the Volunteer Program:
Volunteer Office
(323) 224-2350

For more volunteer information visit our Volunteer Page

For Questions About Licensing:
Licensing Section
(213) 482-9550

For Questions About Outreach Events and Mobile Pet Adoptions:
Jennifer Curiel, Special Projects Supervisor

For Questions About Field Enforcement:
Please contact the animal shelter in your area and ask to speak with an officer. You can find the animal shelter in your area by using the Shelter Locator.
If you have any questions that you feel are beyond what the Officers can help you with, please contact:
Danny Pantoja

For Questions About Filming/Photography Requests:
Mark Salazar
(213) 482-7455

For Press and Media Inquiries:
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, Public Information Director
(213) 482-9512

For Questions About the New Hope Program:
Laura Dunlap, New Hope Program Manager
(213) 482-9558

For Questions About Employment Opportunities:
Personnel Section
(213) 978-1808

For Questions About the Board of Commissioners, Commission Meetings, Agendas or Minutes:
Los Angeles Animal Services Commission Secretary

For Questions About Permits:
Permits Section
(213) 482-7433
(213) 847-0555 Fax

To provide feedback about our services, download our Service Feedback Form and mail to:
Department of Animal Services
Attn: General Manager
221 N Figueroa Street, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For questions or suggestions about our website:
LA Animal Services Public Relations

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