Shelters Fill Up With Pets Fearful of Fireworks on July 4th
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – 11:37 AM
Tuesday, July 3, is the last day that LA animal shelters offer free adoptions in an effort to clear space for the expected influx of pets who run away, fearful of fireworks. Sadly, the Fourth of July is the busiest time of the year. Pets who come into the shelter do not share the benefits of the nation’s independence, and their fate is uncertain.
If you are a pet owner, please be sure to secure your pets in a quiet place, away from the noise of the fireworks. Pets will often panic, potentially causing harm to property and themselves, if they are left outside during fireworks displays. Keep them calm and safe in an interior section of your home for the duration.
It is a tragic and all-too-common occurrence, leaving the shelters full to over-flowing and costing the lives of innocent animals. But you can help. Consider adopting a pet now, when shelters need to clear space. Not sure if you are ready for a full-time pet? Consider fostering one of these adorable and vulnerable critters. The West Los Angeles Shelter, located at 11361 West Pico Blvd., LA 90064, urgently needs 5 fosters. Call them at 888-452-7381.
Here are this week’s featured pets from the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter:
DELILAH – ID#A1787480 is a spayed female, brown and black German Shepherd Dog. She is about 8 years old and weighs a petite 64 pounds. She came to the shelter on Jun. 18.
ELVIS – ID#A1576081 is a neutered male, black and white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. This pretty boy is about 3 years old and weighs about 58 pounds. He has been waiting at the shelter since May 26!
COCO – ID#A1105077 is a neutered male, white and cream Terrier mix. She is a senior, about 11 years old, and weighs about 20 pounds. She arrived on Jun. 2 to wait for her new life.
JASMINE – ID#A1782136 is a spayed female, black and white Domestic Shorthair. She is about 7 years old and came to the shelter May 29.
LILY – ID#A1763698 is a spayed female, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair. She too, is a senior, about 15 years old. She has been waiting for you since Mar. 15.
A’MIDO – ID#A1582185 is a neutered male, black tabby Domestic Shorthair. He is only 3 years old. He is a tiny fellow, weighing just three pounds. He has been at the shelter since Jun. 25.
Thank you for considering adoption first!