Holiday Animal Adoption Events Saturday

In an effort to help homeless pets this holiday season, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will hold seven simultaneous adoption events on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Sponsored by Found Animals Foundation, “Save-A-Stray for the Holidays,” will be held at each of the six County animal shelters as well as the new AV Pet Stop, making this a true Los Angeles County-encompassing event.

Adoption fees will be reduced and all locations will open at 9:00 a.m. (the event runs from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) to give the public additional time to interact with the animals and find a compatible pet. The reduced adoption prices will continue through December 24, 2009.

Be sure to visit one (or a couple) of our seven locations:

Downey Animal Shelter- 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242
Carson Animal Shelter– 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, 90248
Baldwin Park Animal Shelter- 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park, 91706
Lancaster Animal Shelter- 5210 W. Avenue I, Lancaster 93536
Castaic Animal Shelter- 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd., Castaic 91384
Agoura Animal Shelter- 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 91301
Antelope Valley Pet Stop- 42116 4th Street East, Lancaster 93535

HOWL-O-WEEN Adopt a Pet at South LA Shelter

Halloween Adopt a Pet

October 31st 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Special HOWL-O-WEEN Adoption Event at the South LA City Shelter

Animals will be dressed in their Halloween costumes!
Come see the parade at noon!
Free goodie bags to adopting parents!
Meet the Mayor!

Come by and give a loving animal a life long loving home!

South LA Shelter
6312 11th Ave
LA, CA 90018

Phone: 888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381

Flashlight Tours of Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

spider pavillion

WHAT: During three special nights in October we‘re keeping the Spider Pavilion open late for exciting nighttime exploration, Halloween celebrations, and guided tours by flashlight. Enjoy these activities-till-twilight and then head inside for a tour with Spider Pavilion Gallery Interpreters.

All activities are free with Spider Pavilion admission. Receive a free flashlight (while supplies last) to take home and turn your own backyard into a place of spider exploration. Guests are welcome to bring snacks to enjoy on the Pavilion Patio.

WHEN: Open until 9 pm on the following nights. Activities begin at 6 pm.

Saturday, October 10 – Super Spider Craft Workshop
Kids can make a glittery web craft, an itsy bitsy spider booklet, and color spider images to take home.

Saturday, October 17 – “EEK” Spider Trivia Game
Test your spider knowledge and win prizes during our version of a game show.

Friday, October 30 – Spider Cinema Night & Trick-or-Treat Night
Wear your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat in the Museum galleries. Then head out to the Spider Pavilion Patio for a Halloween-themed movie screening.

WHERE: The Spider Pavilion is located outside the Museum, on the South Lawn.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Expo Park is now open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until November 8th.

Learn more about Spider Pavilion

Spider Pavilion Now Open at the Natural History Museum

spider pavillion

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Expo Park is now open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until November 8th.

While the butterflies are away, the spiders will come out to play on the Museum’s South Lawn! Enter the Spider Pavilion and spend some quality time with some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures in a one-of-a-kind exhibit. Get up close and personal with these shy and fragile creatures by placing yourself into their enclosure, and marvel at their beauty and at the magnificent webs that they produce. Learn just how harmless these animals are and how important they are to our ecosystem.

Learn more about Spider Pavilion

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic At Athens Park On Saturday

In an effort to help keep pets healthy, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is hosting its final offsite, low-cost vaccination clinic for 2009.

This weekend, the Athens clinic will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Athens Park located at 12603 S. Broadway, in Athens. The clinic will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until 9:30 a.m.

The following vaccinations are available for dogs:
• Rabies ($6.00)
• DHLPP ($14.00)
• Bordetella ($11.00)

Microchips will also be available free of charge to residents of the unincorporated area of Athens.

For the safety of everyone at the clinic, DACC requests that all dogs be on a leash and that adults be in control of their dogs at all times. Dog owners may also purchase or renew a dog license at the clinic. Please bring two separate checks if paying for both vaccinations and licenses.

For more information about this clinic or future clinics, please contact the Carson animal shelter at (310) 523-9566. Please visit our website at for information about future clinics.