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. Now, Los Angeles, the nation’s second largest city, is just inches away from achieving no-kill.
Since NKLA launched, the City of Los Angeles’ total save rate increased from 57.7% in 2011 to 89.7% in 2018.
The save rate for dogs has increased from 71.3% in 2011 to 93.36% in 2018, surpassing the stated no kill goal of 90% for the second year in a row.
The save rate for cats significantly increased from 36.3% in 2011 to 85.92% in 2018.
Led by Best Friends, the NKLA coalition has enhanced life-saving through client-service driven, high volume adoptions at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center and NKLA Pet Adoption Center, as well as large scale adoption events; high-profile and comprehensive marketing campaigns and strategic, community-based low-cost spay/services.
Best Friends is taking this collaborative model and expanding it nationwide, leading an effort to take the country no kill by 2025. And LA is proof that we can accomplish this with the support of shelters, rescue groups and communities across the United States.
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®.