North Central has 246 kennels filled with cats, dogs, puppies and kittens desperately looking for loving homes. This is one of the largest of the six city shelters. It's right off the 5 Freeway and the 110 Freeway and is very convenient. This shelter is filled with companion animals who desperately need safe and loving homes, fosters and volunteers.
We envision the day when every pet born is ensured a good home and care all its natural life and no animal will suffer because of abuse, neglect or ignorance, and all citizens, their property and neighborhoods are safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet guardianship.
We create happiness by bringing pets and people together. Saving animals' lives is our first priority.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Our Adoption Process...
Ready to adopt? Just fill out the adoption form at the Shelter, provide a valid form of government-issued identification with photo (i.e., driver's license), and pay the adoption fee. The maximum cost for a Los Angeles City resident to adopt a dog is $122. The maximum cost to adopt a cat is $76. The cost to adopt a rabbit is $56. Adoption fees include vaccinations and spaying/neutering for dogs, cats, and rabbits; microchipping for dogs and cats; and the first year license fee for dogs. Microchipping for rabbits is available for an additional $15. The North Central Animal Shelter accepts payment by cash, check, or credit card (name on credit card must match the name on the photo identification).
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to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.