Thursday, December 17, 2009

LA county shelters to reduce pet adoption fees

(By the way, the LA county shelters currently have over 400 dogs available for adoption-- many labs, Havanese-type or poodle-type dogs, terrier mixes, a darling Pomeranian, and more).

From wire service reports
Posted: 12/16/2009 07:15:36 AM PST

Fees to adopt a pet will be reduced at all Los
Angeles County shelters this weekend through
Christmas Eve, county officials announced today.

All six county shelters will open at 9 a.m.
Saturday to host "Save-A- Stray for the Holidays"
events. Los Angeles County Animal Care and
Control officials hope to encourage Angelenos to
adopt stray animals rather than buying pets as
holiday gifts.

"Each year, the department takes in more than
90,000 animals. There are not enough homes for
all of them," said Michelle Roache, deputy
director of outreach and special enforcement for
the department. "Supporting adoption rather
than irresponsible breeding is one way to
significantly help to reduce this pet
overpopulation problem."

County officials hope to adopt out a record
number of pets during Saturday's events.

Pets looking for a new home can be found at:

-- Downey Animal Shelter, 11258 S. Garfield,

-- Carson Animal Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St.,

-- Baldwin Park Animal Shelter, 4275 N. Elton
St., Baldwin Park;

-- Lancaster Animal Shelter, 5210 W. Avenue I,

-- Castaic Animal Shelter, 31044 N. Charlie
Canyon Road, Castaic;

-- Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road,
Agoura Hills; and

-- Antelope Valley Pet Stop, 42116 Fourth St.
East, Lancaster.

More information can be found at .

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