NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society that brings together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout Los Angeles by the year 2017.
In 2012, only 57.7 percent of cats and dogs were making it out of the city shelters alive, with 18,000 cats and dogs killed. In 2016, the number was reduced to 3,236 for an 82 percent reduction in killings in just five years. 2017 statistics from Los Angeles are also encouraging for NKLA, showing a 90.4% save rate in January. Read our news release here.
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. Step by critical step, we believe that together, we can bring the number of pets killed in Los Angeles shelters to zero.
Visit us at our NKLA Pet Adoption Center, featuring over 100 dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners. The center is located at 1845 Pontius Ave, West Los Angeles 90025 and is open daily noon to 8 p.m.
Join us and help make L.A. a no-kill city. Together, we can Save Them All®.