Monday, March 29, 2010

Animal Shelters Open on Easter Sunday


Date:  March 29, 2010

Contact:  Evelina Villa, (562) 256-1364

L.A. County Animal Shelters Open Easter Sunday




Marcia Mayeda



Administrative Office

5898 Cherry Ave.

Long Beach, CA  90805

(562) 728-4882

Fax (562) 422-3408






Text Box:  

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind the public of its extended public hours.  The County's shelters are now open on Sundays, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  The shelters will be open on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 to accommodate families looking for a new pet.


The Department is using every opportunity to increase pet adoptions. "Opening on Sundays gives us an additional opportunity to showcase the many wonderful animals at our shelters," said department Director, Marcia Mayeda. 


The six Los Angeles County animal shelters are open seven days a week, Monday through Thursday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday through Sunday, 10:00AM to 5:00 PM.  The addresses of the shelters are as follows:


·           Downey Animal Shelter- 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242

·           Carson Animal Shelter- 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, 90248

·           Baldwin Park Animal Shelter- 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park, 91706

·           Lancaster Animal Shelter- 5210 W. Avenue I, Lancaster 93536

·           Castaic Animal Shelter- 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd., Castaic 91384

·           Agoura Animal Shelter- 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 91301


The Department's Pet Stop Adoption Center in Lancaster is open
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday (including Easter Sunday!), 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


       Antelope Valley Pet Stop - 42116 4th Street East, Lancaster 93535

*Please note that this facility only houses dogs immediately available for adoption and is not a shelter.


Each location has a wonderful selection of animals just waiting for a new home. Be sure to visit one of our locations this Easter.


For more information, visit our website, or stop by your local animal shelter.







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