Adoption campaign results in new homes for 942 animals

NBC-4 assignment editor Rosa Ordaz and traffic reporter Alysha Del Valle helped place animals in forever homes at an adoption event in Downey last week.

NBC-4 assignment editor Rosa Ordaz and traffic reporter Alysha Del Valle helped place animals in forever homes at an adoption event in Downey last week.

DOWNEY -- More than 900 animals were adopted at a “clear the shelters” adoption event campaign between the L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control and NBC/Telemundo. 

The weeklong event from Aug. 12-19 resulted in 591 dog adoptions, nine rabbit adoptions, and 342 cat adoptions, totaling 942 adoptions in total. 

“We are grateful to NBC and Telemundo for leading the campaign to remind families of the wonderful pets at animal care centers in Los Angeles County,” says DACC Director Marcia Mayeda. 

The county shelter offered $20 adoption fees for dogs and no cost adoptions for cats.

“We want to remind people that more adorable cats are still available for adoption at no cost at our County of Los Angeles animal care centers,” added Mayeda. “Please come visit one of our seven animal care centers or check our website for more information.”

NewsStaff Report