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LA City Shelters Offering Free Cat Adoptions

Photo from the LA Department of Animal Services

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services announced recently that it has received a $200,000 grant from the ASPCA to to fund free adoptions for all cats four months of age or older at all six Los Angeles animal shelters.  (Adoption fees for older cats are usually $25, so the grant will fund about 8,000 free adoptions. )

All adoptable cats at the shelters are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered before going to their new homes.  You can find your closest shelter at ) The shelters are open Tuesday-Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday  from 11 a.m.  to 5 p.m.  (they’re closed Mondays and holidays).  Adopters will need to provide a valid government-issued identification card. Adoptable cats can be viewed at

Of course, the shelters have many cute kittens, too…but their adoption fees remain at $50. And for those who aren’t quite ready to adopt yet, you can always consider fostering a cat, kitten, dog or puppy who needs a break from the shelter and would benefit from some loving attention and socialization for as long as you can provide it.

For more information on adopting or fostering, see or call (888) 452-7381. To learn more about the free cat adoption program, see

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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