Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control
PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 30, 2010
Contact: Evelina Villa, (562) 256-1364
LA COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
TO PARTICIPATE IN MASSIVE ADOPTION FAIR
Newhall, CA—The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be participating in the annual Bow Wows and Meows pet adoption fair. Two hundred animals from all six County shelters will be awaiting forever homes on Sunday, October 10, 2010, between 11 AM and 4 PM at William S. Hart Park, located at
Adoptions will be discounted and animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated, and ready to go home. Bow Wows and Meows founder, Yvonne Allbee, has set an ambitious goal, aiming at a total of 200 adoptions for the day, bringing the total number of adoptions for the past decade to over 1,000.
Besides adoptions, members of the public will be able to license their pets at the event. Unfortunately, DACC regrets to inform pet owners that this year, penalties will not be waived for expired licenses, even though previous outlets may have indicated otherwise.
Securing a license is an important part of identification and can tremendously help if your pet becomes lost. Licensing fees range depending on where you live, but if you are planning to license your pet at this event, be sure to bring proof of rabies vaccination and proof of spay or neuter.
Bow Wows and Meows promises fun for the whole family, including family pets (pets must be leashed). Admission to the fair is free, but you can enter your pet in the Fun Dog Show, which costs $10 per category.
DACC encourages all pet owners and pet lovers alike to visit Bow Wows and Meows at William S. Hart Park on Sunday, October 10.