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  • January is "Live Large" and Adopt a Big Dog Month. Special Discounts for Large Dogs all Month!

    Don Belton, LA County Animal Control|Jan 26, 2022

    A disproportionate number of big dogs are among the thousands of healthy, adoptable dogs that don't make it out of California's animal shelters each year, simply because they don't have a safe place to call home. That's why the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) and Best Friends Animal Society are teaming up for the "Live Large – Adopt a Big Dog" campaign now through January 31st to rally residents to step up to adopt or foster dogs 35 lbs. or more. Adoption fees a...

  • Only $20 to Adopt an Animal Through September 19 at County Animal Shelters

    Don Belton, LA County Animal Care and Control|Sep 8, 2021

    It's that time of year again! NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Clear the Shelters annual pet adoption and donation drive kicked off on August 23 through September 19, and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (DACC) is excited to participate for another year and offer special adoption promotions for the entire month of September! Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control's seven animal care centers are offering $20 adoption fees for large dogs over 35 pounds and all cats. The...

  • Animal Control Director Rescues Kitten With her Shire Horse

    Don Belton, Animal Care and Control|Aug 31, 2021

    It's not every day that the Los Angeles County Director of Animal Care and Control gets to participate in a hands-on animal rescue! On Sunday, August 22, 2021 Director Marcia Mayeda and a friend were riding their horses at Mccoy's Equestrian Center in Chino Hills, California when they heard the plaintive cries of a kitten stuck in a tree. Passersby were trying to help the kitten, but nobody could reach her. Marcia's horse Murphy, a 17.2 hand high rare Shire draft horse, was just what was...

  • LA County Animal Shelters Streamline Process So You Can Adopt a Pet the Day You Arrive with "Love at First Sight"

    Don Belton, Animal Care and Control|Aug 7, 2021

    Recently, the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (DACC) released a COVID-19 Impact Report detailing the Department's response to the pandemic and resulting operational changes. With the guidance and support of national organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Best Friends Animal Society and UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, DACC implemented a community-based approach to keep pets in homes, reunite lost pets with their owners and...

  • Cat Lost After 15 Years Returned to Surprised Owner

    Don Belton PIO, LA County Animal Care and Control|Feb 28, 2021

    On February 21, 2021, Officer Luis Leal from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control received a field call to assist an injured stray cat on the front porch of a Palmdale residence. Officer Leal immediately responded and brought the cat back to the Palmdale Animal Care Center where she was cared for and despite her injury, she was found very alert, healthy, happy and friendly interacting very well with the staff. Fortunately, Officer Leal scanned the cat and was able to...