SAVE THEM ALL®
Can you imagine an America where no pet is killed in a shelter again simply for being unwanted? We can. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, the NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home.
When Best Friends launched the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative in 2012, only 56% of the dogs and cats in the city’s shelters were making it out alive. But thanks to the hard work of so many, including the entire NKLA Coalition, Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles Animal Services, our fabulous local community and devoted volunteers, we are thrilled to announce a sustained save rate of 90.49% for 2020.
Join us. Together, we can Save Them All®.
Adopt - Adopting a pet means saving a life. More.
The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is now open EVERY DAY from 12PM - 4PM. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete our dog adoption survey, cat adoption survey or kitten adoption survey to provide us information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog or cat. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours via phone or email to advise next steps. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for the animals of Los Angeles.
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Adopt a Pet. Save a life.
The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is now open EVERY DAY from 12PM - 4PM.
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Click here to see adoptable dogs, cats, and kittens at the Mission Hills Lifesaving Center
If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete our dog adoption survey or cat adoption survey to provide us information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog or cat. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours via phone or email to advise next steps. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for the animals of Los Angeles during these unprecedented times.
CANINE INFLUENZA UPDATE
The Greater Los Angeles area is currently experiencing an outbreak of Canine Influenza. In order to protect all dogs who enter our facilities, visiting dogs who enter our centers for a dog match will be required to show proof of vaccination for Canine Influenza.
What is Canine Influenza? Canine influenza is a highly contagious virus that causes nasal discharge, coughing, high fever, lethargy, and poor appetite in dogs. Some dogs may develop severe illness such as pneumonia requiring hospitalization. Though rare, it can cause disease in cats as well. Currently, canine influenza strains are NOT transmissible to humans. Most dogs are contagious ~2-5 days BEFORE they show signs of illness. The virus survives for 1-2 days in the environment and is easily killed with disinfectants such as RESCUE. The vaccine series consists of two doses given 4 weeks apart. The vaccine can be given as early as 7 weeks of age. It is recommended that dogs get the bivalent vaccine which protects against the two most common strains of canine influenza. After the initial series, dogs should receive a booster vaccine every 12 months.
What steps is NKLA taking to protect our dog population? We are currently vaccinating all new dog intakes and plan for all on site dogs to have received their first vaccination by Nov 12th. We will also be working to get all dogs in foster in for their first vaccine no later than Nov 30th. All dogs coming on site from outside households will be asked for proof of flu vaccination.
NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of homeless pets in L.A. city shelters.