Starting on March 1, 2010, the L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control will open its six Los Angeles County animal shelters, located in Downey, Baldwin Park, Carson, Castaic, Lancaster and Agoura Hills seven days a week. Operating hours will be:
• Monday-Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
• Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Department’s Pet Stop adoption center in Lancaster will be also open on Sundays, although it will be closed on Mondays. Operating hours will be:
• Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please note that the Pet Stop only houses dogs immediately available for adoption and does not accept animals from the public.
“Opening on Sundays gives us an additional opportunity to showcase the many wonderful animals in our shelters,” said department Director Marcia Mayeda. “Weekends are a popular time to find a new family member at the local animal shelter, and we want to ensure we are using every opportunity to increase pet
adoptions.” In addition to increasing adoption opportunities, by opening Sundays the Department hopes to reunite lost pets with their owners a day sooner.