No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters, and a coalition of 140+ animal welfare organizations to end the killing of pets in Los Angeles.
When Best Friends launched the NKLA initiative in 2012, 57% of the dogs and cats in the city’s shelters were making it out alive. That has since changed thanks to the hard work of many, including the NKLA Coalition, Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS), the local community, and devoted volunteers. For the first time, we have hit a save rate of 90.49% for 2020. As we continue our lifesaving endeavors, our focus is on programming, leadership, pulling at-risk animals, adoption, providing spay/neuter services, operating kitten nurseries, implementing community & working cat programs, foster development, and the reunification of lost pets.
The NKLA coalition will continue to be indispensable in sustaining no-kill in Los Angeles. In doing our part at Best Friends we have organized two adoption facilities featuring pets from LA city shelters and the coalition where Together, we can Save Them All®.
- NKLA Pet Adoption Center - 1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
- Best Friends Lifesaving Center - Mission Hills - 15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Join us to help keep L.A. NKLA.
Click on the organization names below to learn more about how our partners are saving lives! Plus, find out about upcoming events, mobile adoptions, and more.