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Holiday Promo Offers $25 Pet Adoption Weekends at Best Friends Los Angeles & L.A. Animal Services
LOS ANGELES – (Nov. 26, 2013) – Getting shelter pets into loving homes is the goal of the “Adopt ‘Til You Drop” promotion at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Mission Hills and six Los Angeles Animal Services shelters. Launching Black Friday, ‘Adopt ‘Til You Drop” offers $25 dog and cat adoptions at any of the seven locations every weekend through Jan. 6, 2014.
“We’re confident we have the perfect dog or cat waiting for you at our center and the city shelters,” said Marc Peralta, executive direct of Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles. “That includes puppies and kittens to purebreds and mixed breeds of all ages. Purebred pets typically make up about 25 percent of a shelter’s adoption population.”
The $25 adoption fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations and micro-chip for pets at all seven locations.
“Adoption is not only cost-effective, it saves the life of a loving pet that just needs a second chance to find their person or family,” Peralta said.
Specialists at the Best Friends center are trained to help adopters make the best fit for their lifestyle, taking into consideration such variables as activity level and other pets in the home.
“Our goal is to make the right match the first time,” Peralta said. “Of course, there can be some adjustment issues when bringing a pet into a new home, so the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center staff is available seven days a week to answer any questions that may arise for new pet owners, including holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s Day.”
Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is subsidizing the lowered fees for the shelters in hopes of increasing adoptions throughout the holiday season and furthering the mission of its NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) initiative, with a goal of turning Los Angeles into a No-Kill city by 2017.
Los Angeles Animal Services is one of more than 70 NKLA Coalition Partners committed to making that mission a reality.
“More people add pets to their family during the holidays than any other time. I think they should all be the great pets we have in our Los Angeles City Shelters,” said Brenda Barnette, general manager of Los Angeles Animal Services. “Thanks to an amazing community effort, we are saving more animals’ lives than ever. Is this holiday your opportunity to join us and give a great shelter pet a home of his or her own?”
The Best Friends Pet Adoption Center is open daily from noon to 8 p.m. (Christmas and New Year’s Eve from noon to 5 p.m.) and is located at 15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills. For more information, visit www.bestfriends.org/la or call (661) 643-3989. For a list of Los Angeles Animal Services shelters, visit http://www.laanimalservices.org/shelters/.