TOGETHER WE ARE NKLA (NO-KILL LOS ANGELES)
NKLA is an initiative of Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in city shelters in Los Angeles, California, by the year 2017. Last year, more than 13,000 healthy or treatable animals were killed in Los Angeles city shelters. But together, we can bring that number to zero.
Our plan is straightforward: provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes.
Best Friends is providing grants to our 60 (and counting) coalition partners when they get more animals adopted than they did in the past, as well as funding spay/neuter projects for families who can’t afford to have their pets fixed.
In 2012, the NKLA Coalition's first year of existence, deaths in Los Angeles city shelters decreased 12 months in a row, culminating in 4,200 fewer animals killed than in the year prior. Also in 2012, the NKLA Coalition facilitated 23,421 adoptions and 4,458 spay/neuter surgeries were performed.
In addition, Best Friends has two adoption facilities featuring pets from L.A. city shelters: the NKLA Pet Adoption Center (1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025) in the heart of West Los Angeles, which opened in August 2013, and the Best Friends Animal Society Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills (15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345).
The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no healthy or treatable pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply for being unwanted. We can Save Them All™.
Join us to help turn L.A. into NKLA.