Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
Aug 092016


Animal Services

The City of Los Angeles aims to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people through various services provided by the Animal Services Department. Click on the links below for general information about animal-related services, or visit the Animal Services Department website for more detailed information.

Adopt a Pet

Find a shelter location or search for adoptable animals by shelter
Learn more about discounts for senior adopters
Save a life – become a kitten or puppy foster parent

Pet Care

Find a lost pet
License your dogs and your horses
Vaccinate your pet
Spay and neuter policies and resources


Report a dangerous animal in your neighborhood
Read about wildlife FAQ
Contact the Bureau of Sanitation for dead animal removal
Report excessive barking or animal cruelty
Obtain permits for animal-related businesses, activities, and exhibitions

Volunteer & Donate Now!

Volunteers assist LA Animal Services by helping to adopt animals reuniting lost pets with their owners providing humane education care maintenance and participating in Mobile Adoptions. Visit the Animal Services volunteer page for more information.

Several special funds are set-up to accept donations and individual gifts to augment programs and activities of the Animal Services Department. Go to the Animal Services donation page to make your online donation or contact the Department at (213) 482-9558 to discuss other donation options.