Los Angeles, CA (09/6/19) – The mid-city shelter operated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) has hit a major milestone: Biscuit, a 5 month old Chihuahua mix is the 100th adoption for the newly reopened spcaLA Pet Adoption Center!
The Center reopened on July 20th, after renovations and necessary improvements made in part by the Stringer Foundation, the Petco Foundation, and individual donors. The facility first opened as a pet shelter in 1949. The shelter was renovated in the 1960s, and the mid-modern 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. The Grand Opening celebration was in partnership with the offices of California State Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (District 54) and Los Angeles City Council President, Herb Wesson (District 10).
“I couldn’t have asked for a better 100th adoption,” said Jessica Wolf, spcaLA Pet Adoption Center Manager. “The response to the center from the community has been so positive — it’s a great feeling! People in the neighborhood and all over Los Angeles have come to visit and adopt.” Biscuit was adopted by a pair of sisters who live in Grenada Hills. He joins their pack with another rescue dog named Honey.
Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are available for adoption 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday. The spcaLA Pet Adoption Center is located at 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd.