City of Los Angeles Animal Shelter seeks help by asking Los Angelesians to adopt or foster animals

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Animal shelters run by the City of Los Angeles need help now as all six of their locations reach capacity, most of them with medium to large dogs.

“We’re asking the public to help us by raising or adopting. If anyone is considering, now is the best time. We’re getting more animals than we’re leaving, so we’re relying on the public,” Annette Van Nuys, interim manager of the sanctuary Ramirez said.

According to officials, the spike in intake they are seeing is not due to people returning to work in person.

“The problem we’re seeing is a lot of people are moving, or their housing situation has changed. Or landlords are limiting dog size,” Ramirez said. “I think that’s the main reason we’re seeing so many dogs in shelters now.”

There were Los Angeles people like the Villegas family who stepped forward to help. They adopted a dog on Wednesday.

“I think a lot of dogs are not getting the attention they deserve right now. Sometimes it’s sad to see them in a cage for so long. A lot of us need to come out and adopt,” said Keira Villegas.

Shelters are lowering adoption fees for dogs only this weekend, and as for cats, fees will be waived.

Visits from Monday to Friday require an appointment.

Click here to make an appointment.

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