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Meet Your 2014 Goals: Adopt a Pet
January 16, 2014 -
LOS ANGELES, CAPets arent just adorable. Studies show that having a dog or cat can be instrumental in helping humans achieve such New Year-oriented goals as reducing stress, increasing exercise and even expanding ones social circle.
As an incentive to adopt a dog or cat this year, the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills is offering $25 adoptions every weekend through February 9. All pets are micro-chipped, vaccinated and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. (Adoptable pets can be previewed at www.bestfriends.org/la).
Whether youre looking for a jogging partner or a couch potato to keep you company, we have your perfect pet match at our center, said Marc Peralta, executive director of Best Friends Animal Society, Los Angeles.
Adoption specialists are eager to help adopters find the right pet for their lifestyle from more than 400 dogs and cats of all ages and breeds to choose from at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center.
The Center is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily and is conveniently located just minutes from the 5, 405 and 118.
Adopting a pet can help with another common new years resolution: making the world a better place.
The sad truth is that more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed every day in U.S. shelters simply because they have no safe place to call home, Peralta said. Adoption is a key companion in how, by working together, we can Save Them All.
"Save Them All" is Best Friends Animal Societys call to action to end the killing of dogs and cats in Americas shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for abused and abandoned companion animals along with life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country.
Since its founding, Best Friends, along with other national groups, has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to 4 million.
Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, Calif., and leads the NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) initiative that is comprised of more than 70 Los Angeles-area animal welfare and rescue groups working together to make L.A. a no-kill city by 2017.