Dodger Stadium hosts first-ever pet adoption event

Los Angeles Animal Services held its first-ever adoption event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

The event came as local shelters struggle with cramped conditions and running out of kennel space. As an added incentive to help local shelters free up space, Animal Services has reduced adoption fees to make it easier and more affordable for prospective pet owners.

The pet adoption event took place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and over 100 dogs of different breeds and sizes were available.

There were additional perks for Dodger fans, too. Dodger legends Orel Hershiser, Jaime Jarrin and Jorge Jarrin were expected to be on hand to meet guests. Brandon McMillan, host of three-time Emmy-winning “Lucky Dog,” was also on hand to offer simple advice on dog training.

A total of 62 dogs were adopted at the event, officials said. With more than 80% of animals adopted Saturday, it was the most successful mobile adoption event Los Angeles Animal Services has ever hosted.

While the event at Dodger Stadium only took place on Saturday, the reduced fees continued throughout the weekend at all six LA animal service centers and at another animal adoption event. animals sponsored by Monty’s Good Burger which takes place at the Echo Park Rec Center at 1632 Bellvue Ave.

Adoption fees for all dogs will be $51 – not including their license – and $75 for puppies. Adoption fees for cats will be waived entirely thanks to a grant from the ASPCA.

You can view dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets available for adoption by visiting the LA Animal Services website.

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