Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control trying to increase adoption by reducing fees
Los Angeles County, California – Anyone interested in adopting a big dog until January 31 from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would have to pay $22, which is a reduction from the previous fee. This initiative is part of the department’s effort to increase adoptions.
According to Don Belton, public information officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, big dogs account for a disproportionately large number of animals murdered at California’s animal shelters because they are not adopted.
Microchipping, spaying or neutering, and immunizations are all included in the adoption price. Generally speaking, a “big dog” is defined as one that weighs at least 35 pounds.
Fostering families will be provided with free food, supplies, and medical care by the organization, according to Belton.
In order to achieve the campaign’s goal of placing 500 or more large dogs in homes in two weeks, Kaylee Hawkins, Pacific Region director of the Best Friends Animal Society, explained that the campaign’s goal is to “place 500 or more large dogs in homes in two weeks.”
“Since it’s been hard to live large in the usual ways during this pandemic, our message is that a big dog can bring lots of love and fun into your life. Even if you live in a small space, there’s a big dog waiting in a shelter that can be perfect for you,” said Hawkins.
Those interested in adopting or fostering may see available dogs on the website www.animalcare.lacounty.gov, as well as learn about hours of operation and other helpful information.