Community Alert from LA Animal Services

LA Animal Services Media Contacts:
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

Community Alert from LA Animal Services

Los Angeles,March 16, 2020 – In alignment with the City of Los Angeles’ activation of emergency operations related to COVID-19, effective immediately, all six Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) Centers and the Administrative Office will be closed to the public through March 31, 2020, unless rescinded earlier or extended further.  

Be assured that we will have staff available to feed, clean, and provide enrichment for the animals in our care. Our Animal Control Officers will respond to emergency calls such as dangerous dogs, animal cruelty, and humane calls. We continue our commitment to saving animals’ lives, reuniting lost pets with their families, and finding loving homes for abandoned and orphaned animals.  

What does this mean for our community?
  • Adoptions  
Wishing to adopt? Please visit If you find an animal that you are interested in, please call us at 888-452-7381. We will give you  all of the information we have on that pet. If you want to adopt, we will note you as an Interested Party. Once operations resume, you will be able to come in and meet your new pet and make a final decision to adopt. 
  • Surrenders 
Anyone considering surrendering pets should delay doing so, if possible. If this is not possible and you live in the City of Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, please call your nearest animal services center for information. We are unable to accept community/feral cats and kittens at this time.  
  • Found a lost Pet 
If you find a lost dog or cat that you can care for at your home, please visit this link to review our Shelter at Home Guidelines ( and see how you can help.   
  • Dangerous Dog 
To get help or report a dangerous dog, please call us at 888-452-7381. 
  • Licensing  
You can renew or purchase a new license online
( or via mail.   
  • Administrative Hearings  
Administrative Hearings scheduled before March 31 will be rescheduled. 
  • Spay/Neuter Vouchers
Spay/Neuter vouchers are available online
( for Los Angeles City residents.
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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. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


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