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LA Animal Services Makes Urgent Call To Help Save Lives

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2024 –  LA Animal Services shelters have been in crisis for more than two years and are working urgently to bring the department back on track. The crisis has put staff, volunteers and animals in harm’s way. Even as the department succeeds in adopting out dozens of animals each day, more animals flow into the shelter than leave each day, resulting in a growing population of animals, and especially of large dogs.  

LA Animal Services has the capacity to safely and humanely care for approximately 800 lost and abandoned dogs at any one time. However, there are more than 1,500 dogs in its care and an average of nearly 50 more dogs enter the shelters everyday. 

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Community Alert: LA County Public Health Investigating Respiratory Disease in LA County Dogs

LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2023 – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently issued a release about dogs becoming ill with a respiratory illness known as Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (aCIRD) after visits to group settings for dogs, or boarding and daycare facilities. Since Nov. 16, at least 10 cases have been detected in Oregon, Colorado, and California. 

Given the lack of knowledge about the cause of this disease, dog owners are advised to be on the lookout for symptoms such as cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, and lethargy (lack of energy) in their dogs.

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News From LA Animal Services

May 31, 2024
LA Animal Services Makes Urgent Call To Help Save Lives
LOS ANGELES –  LA Animal Services shelters have been in crisis for more than two years and are working urgently to bring the department back on track. The crisis has put staff, volunteers and animals in harm’s way. Even as the department succeeds in adopting out dozens of animals each day, more an…
December 04, 2023
Community Alert: LA County Public Health Investigating Respiratory Disease in LA County Dogs
LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2023 – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently issued a release about dogs becoming ill with a respiratory illness known as Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (aCIRD) after visits to group settings for dogs, or boarding and daycare facilitie…
November 30, 2023
Tis' the Season to Bring a Pet Home for the Howlidays from LA Animal Services
LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2023 – LA Animal Services is inviting Angelenos to bring an animal Home for the Howlidays. With the goal of finding foster and adoptive homes for 3,000 pets this howliday season, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees for dogs and puppies (excluding $20…
November 04, 2023
Join LA Animal Services at the Best Friends Super Adoption Weekend & Adopt a New Furry Friend
LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2023 – LA Animal Services invites you to join us for the return of the Best Friends Super Adoption Weekend happening Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, at the historic LA State Park from 10am to 4pm. To encourage pet adoptions, LA Animal Services will be waiving ad…
October 20, 2023
It's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Five Reasons to Adopt a Dog from LA Animal Services  LOS ANGELES, October 20, 2023 – October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and our six LA Animal Services Centers are filled with dogs who need a home. To encourage our animal loving community to adopt and welco…
October 18, 2023
LA Animal Services General Manager Shares Enhancements to Life-Saving Efforts During Her First 90 Days
Image When LA Animal Services General Manager Staycee Dains was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass in July, she joined the Department with decades of experience in animal welfare and a proven record of leadership to transform LA into the most human…
October 05, 2023
National Playgroup Rockstars Adoption Event Highlighting Super Social Dogs at Animal Shelters, including LA Animal Services, in Rocktober
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2023 – In a unique collaboration, national nonprofit organization Petco Love is teaming up with Dogs Playing for Life and BOBS from Skechers™ for National Playgroup Rockstars Adoption events at 30+ animal shelters across the country, including LA Animal S…
September 12, 2023
Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Takes Proactive Steps in First 2 Months, Calls on Public to Help Confront Emergency at LA Shelters
LOS ANGELES, September 12, 2023 – After two months on the job visiting shelters and meeting with volunteers and stakeholders, LA Animal Services General Manager Staycee Dains today laid out proactive steps to begin addressing the state of LA animal shelters, and also called on Angel…
August 15, 2023
Celebrate National Check the Chip Day by Microchipping Your Pet at LA Animal Services
Get your pet microchipped for free at any six Centers from August 15 - 20 thanks to Petco Love Los Angeles, August 15, 2023 – Check the Chip Day is Tuesday, August 15, which brings awareness to the importance…
August 04, 2023
LA Animal Services Participates in Ninth Annual Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption & Donation Campaign
Los Angeles, August 4, 2023 — LA Animal Services will be participating in the ninth annual Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign happening through August 31st. As part of the month-long event, NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations across the country…

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