Tis' the Season to Bring a Pet Home for the Howlidays from LA Animal Services

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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 license fee for City residents), cats and kittens. 

Home for the Howlidays

  • Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 

Adoption fees for dogs: $51, puppies: $75, cats: $12.50, kittens: $25

Whisker Wonderland Weekend sponsored by the Pet Care Foundation

  • Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 

Adoption fees for dogs: $52 and puppies: $100; adoption fees for cats and kittens waived.

Home for the Howlidays

  • Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31 

Adoption fees for dogs: $51, puppies: $75, cats: $12.50, kittens: $25

“LA Animal Services can save 3,000 lives during this holiday season with the generous and immediate support of every person who cares about animals in the area,” said Staycee Dains, General Manager for LA Animal Services.

Since her appointment as General Manager, Staycee Dains and the entire LA Animal Services organization have been confronted with the challenge of caring for over 2,000 animals each day in its six overcrowded shelters, which have been overcapacity for more than a year. LA Animal Services is asking people to help with this crisis by adopting, fostering, rescuing, and sharing the stories of shelter animals on their social media platforms. 

According to Dains, “LA Animal Services is doing all it can to avoid having to make the heartbreaking decision to euthanize animals because of a lack of space. We can be successful when our community adopts and fosters animals from our shelters and from rescues who support our shelters.”

During the past four months, Dains has demonstrated a strong commitment towards doing all she can to save the lives of animals in LA’s six Animal Services Centers, including:

  • Developed the Virtual Foster program where people who may not be able to bring a pet into their home or business can foster pets who remain in the shelter.
  • Partnered with Paws for Life K9 and other organizations to transport 50 dogs per month
  • Partnered with the LA Public Library to hold regular offsite adoption events each month
  • Worked closely with LA City Personnel department to expedite the filling of staff vacancies to provide proper care for animals
  • Streamlined the volunteer process to remove barriers to volunteering
  • Provided more time to animals who need more specialized homes prior to euthanasia (from two days to two weeks) 

In addition to fostering, adopting, volunteering and donating, you can do all of the following to be a responsible pet owner:

  • Spay/neuter your pets
  • License your dogs
  • Keep your pets safely confined at your home
  • Do not breed your pets or allow your pets to become pregnant.

For more information about LA Animal Services, visit laanimalservices.com.

Thank you to our lifesaving partners who help us care for #LACityPets