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Animal Adoptions Discounted at Shelters PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:28

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will offer discounted pet adoptions at its six shelters on Saturday.

Anniversary celebrations will be held that day at each of the animal care centers, with the adoption fee lowered to $19.37 to honor the year the department was established. Typical fees range from $30 to $50, depending on how long an animal has been in a shelter.

First named the "Pound Department" by the Board of Supervisors in 1937 at the height of a statewide rabies epidemic, the department is the largest animal control agency in the country, responding to several hundred service requests daily.

"We've gone from rabies control to a modern-day, full-service animal care and control agency," said Director Marcia Mayeda, citing progressive ordinances for mandatory spay/neuter and microchips for pets. "But the early departmental mission has remained intact: to protect the safety of the public and the animals of Los Angeles County."

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:29