Animal Rescue and Shelters

The Los Angeles Animal Services Department was formed by ordinance in 1947. With the General Manager as executive, the Department is under the control of a Board of Commissioners, with five members appointed by the Mayor, and by the City Council of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services offers a wide range of services that fulfill its mission to “Promote and Protect the Health, Safety and Welfare of Animals and People in the City of Los Angeles.” Here is where you will find information about adopting a pet, finding a lost pet, how to license your dog or horse, animal vaccinations, spay & neuter information, microchipping, how to file a barking dog, definitions of animal cruelty and how to report it, or dangerous animal complaint, what to do if you find a stray animal, how to arrange for a dead animal to be picked up, and permit information. As the needs of the community grow, so do our services. Please check back often to see what new services and information that the Department is offering!

For more info, please visit or call (888) 4LAPET1.

West Los Angeles Animal Care Shelter
11361 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
FAX (310) 207-4964
TEL (888) 452-7381

East Valley Animal Services Center
14409 Vanowen St. 
Van Nuys, CA 91405
TEL (888) 452-7381

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