LA Animal Services: Foster a Pet for the Fourth of July


Every year around the Fourth of July, LA Animal Services Centers fill beyond capacity with terrified, lost pets. In 2017, our six LA City animal shelters took in a combined total of 823 dogs and cats from July 2 to July 6. The loud sounds of July 4th fireworks frighten dogs and cats. If they get out of the house or yard, they run in fear. Then these frightened dogs and cats can't find their way home and end up at our shelters.

This means that available shelter space can be the difference between life and death for our animal guests who have been with us past the required hold period. You can make that life-saving difference by fostering a pet for four days or more, or adopting.

Adopt or temporarily foster a shelter pet before July 4th. Every LA Animal Services pet is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to be placed in a good home.

To volunteer to foster, please visit

To view pets available for adoption or foster, please visit:

To find the center nearest to you, visit or call (888) 452-7381.

To see flyer, click here.

Click here to link to BEVERLY HILLS COURIER "Shelters are Swamped -- and Adoptions Are FREE"

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