L.A. County Animal Shelters Open Easter Sunday

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind the public of its extended shelter hours. The County’s shelters are now open on Sundays, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The shelters will also 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 Director, Marcia Mayeda.

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

Downey Animal Shelter – 11258 South Garfield Avenue, Downey 90242

Carson Animal Shelter – 216 West Victoria Street, Gardena 90248

Baldwin Park Animal Shelter – 4275 North Elton Street, Baldwin Park 91706

Lancaster Animal Shelter – 5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster 93536

Castaic Animal Shelter – 31044 North Charlie Canyon Road, 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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday (including Easter), 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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, http://animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by your local animal shelter.