The pets in L.A.’s animal shelters need help. Here’s what you can do

If stories of overcrowding and inadequate care at L.A. city animal shelters have you wondering how to help, here's how to volunteer and donate.

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nameisdriftwood
nameisdriftwood
59 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Sure - volunteer, donate. Here’s one better: stop buying dogs from breeders. That’s it. You want a dog? Adopt one.

Edit: I know folks that would actually volunteer or donate aren’t the types to buy dogs. But getting out the message that buying one dog puts another dog at risk of euthanasia is the most important message.

kellermeyer14
kellermeyer14
36 · 7 days ago · Reddit

We just adopted this magnificent mutt: Fitz

Because it was National adopt a pet weekend, he was free and we got free obedience classes too.

Thanks, Best Friends Animal Society

Daljul
Daljul
34 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I read all the horrifying accounts of the Chester Square location and immediately applied to volunteer on their hideous website. I’ve yet to hear anything and it’s been over a week. I don’t think any of them really give a shit.

His_Stigness_
His_Stigness_
23 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The biggest problem is too many potential people rent, and every shelter I've dealt with ignores my applications because I say I rent.

Also, most landlords don't allow dogs, which shouldn't be the case.

Without making it easier for people who rent to get dogs this will continue to be an issue.

310dweller
310dweller
14 · 7 days ago · Reddit

They need to make it a little less complicated to volunteer. To take the dogs out sure, but to socialize them within the shelter etc you shouldn’t have to work your schedule around a mandatory all day classroom training..

KlausTheFish11
KlausTheFish11
8 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The last two shelters I went to were just about all mixed breed aka Pitbull.

overitallofit
overitallofit
6 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Maybe we shouldn’t be flying in dogs from Korea and other places.