LA Animal Services Celebrates National Cat Day
FREE Kitten and Cat Adoptions
Los Angeles, October 26, 2016 – National Cat Day was created to help bring awareness to the number of orphaned kittens and cats who do not have a home of their own and to encourage cat lovers to honor the cat in their life. In celebration of the holiday on October 29, LA Animal Services invites you to add some love to your life by adopting a kitten or a cat from any of our six City Shelters. To help entice you to adopt a feline family member, here are seven excellent reasons:


  1. All kittens and cats are FREE to adopt! Starting this Saturday, adoption fees for all kittens and cats are paid for by a generous grant from the ASPCA (until grant is exhausted). Each kitten or cat adopted is also up-to-date on their vaccinations, microchipped in case they get lost and spayed or neutered.
  2. Cats don’t need daily walks. Cats can be pretty independent and they don’t require walks (unless you want to walk them).  Just make sure you set aside some time during the day for a few nuzzles.
  3. Lots of fabulous felines to choose from. The City Shelters have a variety of cats. There are playful kittens, cuddle buddies, mellow adult cats and entertaining comedic cats, of all sizes and colors eagerly waiting to meet you.
  4. Cats are fun and funny. You can watch them run around and be silly by giving them a crunched up paper ball or an open paper bag. And, they can be trained too! That’s right, just like a dog, you can clicker train your cat to do tricks with treats such as sit and fetch.
  5. Cats are easy to clean. Cats do not need a bath. They bathe themselves.
  6. Cats are the perfect sound machine. With the soothing sounds of their soft purrs and warm snuggles, you will be lulled to sleep in no time.
  7. Cats give you unconditional love. No matter what you are wearing or what kind of mood you are in, your cat will love always love you.


If you are not ready to commit to adopting a companion animal just yet, consider temporarily fostering a kitten, a mom with kittens or an adult cat who needs a break from the shelter environment. You’ll have the opportunity to see if your ready for a pet full-time and you’ll be saving lives of animals in our crowded shelters.
For more information on adopting and fostering, or to find your closest City Animal Shelter, please visit
Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.
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