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®.
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COVID-19 UPDATE: The NKLA Pet Adoption center is currently closed to the public. However, our team continues to move animals directly into forever homes with the help of technology, greatly reducing personal contact.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete our dog adoption survey or 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 during these unprecedented times.
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Adopt a Pet. Save a life.
While the center is closed to the public, the adoption team will continue to move animals directly into fosters’ and adopters’ homes with the help of technology, greatly reducing personal contact.
Click here to see adoptable dogs at the Mission Hills Lifesaving Center
Click here to see adoptable cats at the Mission Hills Lifesaving Center
Click here to see adoptable dogs and cats from our NKLA Coalition Partners
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.