NKLA 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.
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.
Join us to help turn Los Angeles into NKLA. Together, we can Save Them All®.
The Problem - And our Solution
ANIMALS ARE AMAZING. THEY PROVIDE COMPANIONSHIP, LOVE, COMFORT AND HAPPINESS. OUR GOAL IS TO FIND HOMES FOR AT LEAST 90% OF DOGS AND CATS WHO ENTER SHELTERS, AND MAKING L.A. THE LARGEST NO-KILL CITY IN THE NATION.
ANIMALS ENTER SHELTERS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS
- Death in family
- No I.D.
About 9,000 healthy or treatable dogs and cats were killed out of 50,000 who entered L.A. city shelters last year. That’s 1 in 5. of those, 57% were unweaned kittens.
Together, we can Save Them All.
cats and dogs
(returned to owner, etc.)
of dogs & cats euthanized
for humane reasons
healthy or treatable cats
and dogs whowere killed in
L.A. city shelters in 2013.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Almost 0% of healthy or treatable cats and dogs entering L.A. city shelters in 2013 were killed.
A minimum of 0% of the animals entering city shelters should be able to leave alive.
HOW YOU CAN FIX THE PROBLEM
of low income residents per 1,000 residents
(Los Angeles Animal Services total approximate shelter capacity +/- 2,000)
THE GOAL OF NO-KILL LOS ANGELES
FOR 2017 TO BE THE YEAR 90% OF DOGS & CATS ENTERING SHELTERS LEAVE ALIVE AND IN THE ARMS OF A LOVING FAMILY. BY WORKING TOGETHER, DEDICATED PET LOVERS AND @ViewData["NumOrganizations"] & COUNTING NKLA COALITION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS CAN MAKE LOS ANGELES A NO-KILL CITY. JOIN US AND TURN L.A. INTO NKLA.