DOWNEY - Effective March 1, Los Angeles County animal shelters are now open on Sundays."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." Staff schedules have been realigned to accommodate the extra day of service and no additional operating cost will be incurred, county officials said. Los Angeles County operates six animal shelters, including a Downey location. The shelters are open Monday - Thursday, 12 to 7 p.m., and Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
********** Published: March 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 46