Saturday, April 28, 2018

Friends of North Central Shelter

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Friends of North Central Shelter

Adopt or Foster a Pet from North Central Shelter in Los Angeles
North Central Shelter is one of the highest kill shelters in the city of Los Angeles. The facility is constantly inundated with animals, and fewer people in the area are adopting. In addition to cats and dogs, North Central Shelter is working hard to place rabbits and other small pets in loving, permanent, FUR-EVER homes.

Their stories are heartbreaking, but as a community we can make a difference to animals in need. Even if you can't make a financial contribution, there are other ways to help our local shelters. Animals always need blankets, towels, toys, newspapers, and other items on the shelter wish list. And of course, volunteers are greatly appreciated!

North Central Animal Shelter Los Angeles

North Central Shelter
3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
888-4LAPET1 (888-452-7381)
(213) 485-5767

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The North Central Shelter is a high intake animal shelter operated by Los Angeles City Animal Services. The shelter is located near Dodger Stadium and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. On Mondays the shelter is closed to the public.

How can you help? Please share North Central Shelter's photos and posts to promote adoptions. You may also pledge funds beneath photos to encourage rescues. Our goals are to promote adoptions and raise pledge funds that are used to rescue as many animals as possible. For many shelter animals, we are their only hope.

Mission Statement
The goal is to bring awareness to our highly adoptable pets and find them great homes. We also would like to educate our community about how to protect and care for their pets.

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Shelter Wish List
North Central Shelter is grateful for community support, which helps the animals tremendously!
  • Linens – Towels and blankets and sheets
  • Newspapers
  • Stainless steel bowls of all sizes
  • Ceramic crocks
  • Plastic or stainless steel litter pans (all sizes)
  • Dog and cat treats (hard and soft)
  • Dog and cat toys (including washable stuffed toys)
  • Guinea pig, hamster, gerbil food and cages
  • Hay (timothy or oat)
  • Cat scratching posts
  • Baby wipes
  • Potty-training pads
  • Heating pads
  • Dog and cat carriers
  • Baby bottles (newborn) and kitten bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dog and cat groom supplies
  • Shampoo, conditioner, brushes, clippers

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Serving These Neighborhoods
North Central Shelter serves neighborhoods in and near these areas: Angelino Heights, Arts District, Atwater Village, Beachwood Canyon, Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Cypress Park, Downtown Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, East Hollywood, Echo Park, El Sereno, Elysian Heights, Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Franklin Hills, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Griffith Park, Hancock Park, Hermon, Highland Park, Historic Filipino Town, Hollywood, Hollywood Heights, Larchmont, Lincoln Heights, Little Tokyo, Los Feliz, MacArthur Park-Westlake, Melrose Hill, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Mt. Washington, Silver Lake, Solano Canyon, Temple-Beaudry, University Hills, Virgil Village, Wilshire Center, Windsor Square. Outside the city limits, for such communities as Alhambra, East Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena.

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Fostering Saves Lives
I agreed to foster a tabby whose time was up at North Central. On the way to pick her up I received a call, asking if we could make room for another kitty that had been pulled from the shelter the previous week. He was in a safe place, but with 60 other cats. The experience was overwhelming, and he had stopped eating.

We named the tabby "Little Bit," because she was tiny and fragile. She had so many health problems that adopting out wasn't an option. Foster Fail #1.

Her companion kitty is named "Bear," because he's so soft and cuddly. Bear was adopted out for a few weeks, but it wasn't the right fit. He missed his feline companions, and was happy to be welcomed back into the fold. Foster Fail #2.

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In Memory of Adam
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