spcaLA Brings Needed Pet Adoption Resource to West Adams Area

Los Angeles, CA (7/23/19) – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA)’s third pet adoption center in Los Angeles County is now open. The spcaLA Pet Adoption Center officially opened its doors on Saturday, July 20th. A crowd of 200 entered the shelter’s doors at 10am and by the end of the day, 25 pets were in new homes.

spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein and Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove cut blue and white ribbon with red scissors as grey dog watches below. Young couple kneels down next to grey dog they adopted.

spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein and Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove; Happy Adoption for Theo

The pet shelter on 5026 West Jefferson Boulevard originally opened 1949. The shelter was renovated in the 1960s, and the administrative building was also constructed at that time. After ceasing shelter operations in the early 2000s, the Jefferson location has served as a spay/neuter center, emergency animal housing location, and a training center.

Recognizing that there were no pet adoption centers in the area, spcaLA made the decision to reopen the shelter earlier this year. Renovations and improvements necessary to open the spcaLA Pet Adoption Center were made possible in part by the Stringer Foundation, the Petco Foundation, and individual donors. To donate, please visit spcaLA.com.

Grand Opening festivities were possible thanks in part to the offices of California State Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (District 54) and Los Angeles City Council President, Herb Wesson (District 10).

The spcaLA Pet Adoption Center is located at 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, 90016. The hours of operation are 10am–5pm Wednesday Sunday. For more information, please visit spcaLA.com.