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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is currently closed to the public, however, many programs and services are available online or by appointment. Staff who are directly related to the physical care and well-being of the animals will continue their work in-shelter.

Covid-19 & Pets

According to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, while there have been instances of dogs and cats being infected, to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19. COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly, and remember to wear a face covering and practice social distancing when in the presence of people outside your household.
Guidance for Pet Owners

  • Maintain good hygiene practices by washing hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching pets, in keeping with CDC guidelines.
  • Do not allow your dogs to play with other dogs or meet people during daily walks. Keep a six-foot distance between your dog and others, just as you would with other people. If dog parks are still open in your area, avoid them.
  • Curb your dog’s interest in sniffing excrement of other animals, or picking up refuse on the ground.
  • Before you come inside from a walk, wipe your dog’s paws with a sudsy solution of pet shampoo and water. When finished, discard the wipe and thoroughly rinse your pet’s paws with water to remove soap residue. If you have them available, you may consider having your dog wear shoes, socks, or booties outdoors.
  • Keep your cats and other pets safely indoors. If you are unable to confine your cat, follow the wipe down procedures indicated above.
  • Do not use Lysol wipes, bleach, or other harsh chemicals on your pets. Ask your veterinarian for additional safe options to clean your pet’s paws.
Pet Adoptions

Adoptions will be conducted online only – appointments are available for pick-up, not “meet & greet.” Please view our adoptable pets at spcaLA.com/adoptable. Then, please complete an application for a specific pet, and our counselors will follow-up.

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Lost Pets

If you believe your lost pet is housed at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center, please call (424) 269-3961 to make an appointment. You may not visit without an appointment.

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Operations

Pet Adoptions: Adoptions will be conducted online only – appointments are available for pick-up, not “meet & greet.” Visit spcaLA.com/covid19/adopt to get started.
Lost Pets: If you believe your lost pet is housed at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center,
please call (424) 269-3961 to make an appointment. Do NOT visit without an appointment.
spcaLA Marketplace: Curbside pick-up or shop in-store Start shopping.
Donations: Online donations are most needed. Checks & money orders may be sent to spcaLA 5026 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Learn more about donating needed items.
Pet Adoption Centers & Offices: Closed to the public temporarily.
spcaLA Pet Hotel & Grooming Salon: Closed.
spcaLA Volunteers: Excused from in-shelter duties temporarily; more Foster Volunteers needed
spcaLA Dog Training: Online private training & in-person, socially distanced group classes available. More info
spcaLA Programs for Youth: Online courses available. More info
Volunteer Info Sessions: postponed temporarily

If you are enrolled in an spcaLA class or workshop, you will be notified by email of cancellations and schedule changes.

Important Links
Disaster Preparedness
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization