Monday, April 19, 2010

Baldwin Park and Carson Animal Shelters to be Closed May 2


Date:  April 19, 2010

Contact:  Evelina Villa, (562) 256-1364


Two L.A. County Shelters will be closed Sunday, May 2nd  due to “Big Sunday” Facility Enhancement Projects


“To Enrich Lives Through Effective And Caring Service”


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 (DACC) would like advise the public that two of the County animal shelters will be closed on Sunday, May 2, 2010 to accommodate the implementation of a variety of facility enhancement projects.  The Department is pleased to announce that both the Baldwin Park and Carson shelters were selected to participate in the community volunteer event, Big Sunday.


Big Sunday is one of the largest community events in the country. The project coordinates the efforts of large numbers of volunteers to lend a helping hand to specific organizations.  For the upcoming events, over 100 volunteers have signed up to work at both the Carson and Baldwin Park animal shelters. Each shelter will undergo several beautification projects.  Projects include new landscaping around the kennels, a general cleaning of each shelter, kennel enhancements, minor repairs, mural paintings, and other beneficial projects.


The Department has determined that due to the large scope and duration of the planned projects, public safety would be best served by closing these facilities during the one day event.  Both shelters would reopen for business at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010.  DACC encourages potential adopters who would normally visit the Baldwin Park or Carson shelters to visit the Downey shelter on this day.  The address of the Downey shelter is:


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


            The Big Sunday beautification projects benefit the Baldwin Park and Carson shelters by improving the conditions for the animals in the care of the Department and the public visiting the shelter.  Animals will enjoy a more comfortable, temporary home as a result of the planned projects.  Projects are also aimed at creating a more inviting atmosphere for the public to encourage additional shelter visits.  DACC hopes to see an increase in animal adoptions subsequent to the completion of these projects.


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


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