This Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 3 all dogs at all six LA Animal Services Centers will be free for adoption. CBS EcoMedia Inc. has provided the Department a grant to cover the dog adoption fees for those days in hopes to find more homes for more wonderful pets.

LA Animal Services pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. While the dog adoption fees are waived, there will be a $20 dog license fee applied for LA City residents.

Every year around the Fourth of July, LA Animal Services Centers fill beyond capacity with terrified, lost pets. This means that available shelter space can be the difference between life and death for their animal guests who have been with us past the required hold period. The public can make that life-saving difference by fostering a pet for four days or more or adopting. Four days allows LA Animal Services the time needed to contact and return lost pets to their owners.

Potential foster volunteers can print out the LA Animal Services foster application available online (www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer/foster-program) or visit one of six animal services centers and ask for a Foster Volunteer Application. Foster applications can only be accepted in person during regular work hours at the animal shelter they would like to foster from. Potential foster volunteers must also provide a government issued identification card and proof of rabies vaccinations for dogs currently in their care. Foster volunteers will be able to pick up a pet to foster during their visit, or the shelter will reach out when they need the most help.

LA Animal Services Centers are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on Mondays and the Fourth of July. To find the center nearest you, visit www.laanimalservices.com/shelter-locator or call (888) 452-7381.

Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.

Submitted by Ashley Rodriguez