ASPCA Grant 2018

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The ASPCA Grants LA Animal Services $200,000 to Facilitate Cat Adoptions in Los Angeles

When you adopt a feline friend from LA Animal Services
the ASPCA will pay your cat adoption fee!

Los Angeles, September 19, 2018 – The ASPCA has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Department of Animal Services to facilitate life-saving adoptions for homeless cats in the six Los Angeles Animal Services Centers. Previously the adoption fee for adult cats over four months of age was $25. With this grant and support from the ASPCA, LA Animal Services will be able to waive adoption fees and provide 8,000 free cat adoptions. The grant is currently in effect, and the promotion will be offered until all funds have been used.

We currently have hundreds of wonderful adult cats ready for their new homes. Headshots often may not show off their best angle or lighting, so stop by in person to meet the stars. LA Animal Services cats are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped before going to their new homes. While the adoption fees for adult cats are waived, kittens under four months of age do not qualify but are only $50 to adopt. Adopters will need to provide a valid government issued identification card.

To help entice you to adopt a furry family member, here are four fun feline facts:

1. Cats are low maintenance! Cats can be pretty independent, they don’t need walks and can bathe themselves to stay clean.
2. Cats are the perfect sound machine. With the soothing sounds of their soft purrs, you will be lulled to sleep in no time.
3. Lots of fabulous felines to choose from. Our LA Animal Services Centers have a variety of cats available for adoption. There are playful kittens, cuddle buddies, mellow adults and entertaining comedic cats of all sizes and colors eagerly waiting to meet you.
4. Cats are fun and funny. You can watch them run around and be silly, or you can clicker train your cat to do tricks with treats. If you need further proof on how great their antics are, Google “funny cat videos”!

If you aren’t ready to commit to adopting, consider temporarily fostering a kitten or an adult cat who needs a break from the shelter environment. You’ll have the opportunity to see if you’re ready for a pet full-time and you’ll be saving lives of animals in our crowded shelters.

All six LA Animal Services Centers are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed on Mondays and holidays.

Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters 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.

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