SHELTERS, RESCUE GROUPS,
AND PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS
-TOGETHER WE CAN END THE
KILLING IN LA'S SHELTERS.

About NKLA

NKLA is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society that brings together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout Los Angeles by the year 2017. 
Our plan is straightforward: provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes. Step by critical step, we believe that together, we can bring the number of pets killed in Los Angeles shelters to zero. 

Join us to help turn Los Angeles into NKLA. Together, we can Save Them All®.

 

The Problem - And our Solution

THE TRUTH

ANIMALS ARE AMAZING. THEY PROVIDE COMPANIONSHIP, LOVE, COMFORT AND HAPPINESS. OUR GOAL IS TO FIND HOMES FOR AT LEAST 90% OF DOGS AND CATS WHO ENTER SHELTERS, AND MAKING L.A. THE LARGEST NO-KILL CITY IN THE NATION.

ANIMALS ENTER SHELTERS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS

Life Happens
  • Divorce or
    breakup
  • Foreclosure
  • Death in family
  • Economic
    problems
  • No I.D.
  • Minor behavior
    problems
Strays
and their unwanted litters
5242 unweaned kittens killed in 2013

MORE THAN 13000 HEALTHY OR TREATABLE ANIMALS WERE KILLED OUT OF THE 35000 THAT ENTERED CITY SHELTERS
LAST YEAR.

About 9,000 healthy or treatable dogs and cats were killed out of 50,000 who entered L.A. city shelters last year. That’s 1 in 5. of those, 57% were unweaned kittens.

Since the launch of the NKLA initiative in 2012, shelter deaths have decreased by 50%.
Together, we can Save Them All.
2013 BY THE NUMBERS
0*
Approximate positive
outcomes for
cats and dogs
(adoption, rescue,
(returned to owner, etc.)
0
Estimated maximum number
of dogs & cats euthanized
for humane reasons
0
Approximate number of
healthy or treatable cats
and dogs whowere killed in
L.A. city shelters in 2013.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Almost 0% of healthy or treatable cats and dogs entering L.A. city shelters in 2013 were killed.

* +/- 1,000 cats and dogs awaiting adoption from 2013 intake numbers
(Los Angeles Animal Services total approximate shelter capacity +/- 2,000)

THE GOAL OF NO-KILL LOS ANGELES

FOR 2017 TO BE THE YEAR 90% OF DOGS & CATS ENTERING SHELTERS LEAVE ALIVE AND IN THE ARMS OF A LOVING FAMILY. BY WORKING TOGETHER, DEDICATED PET LOVERS AND @ViewData["NumOrganizations"] & COUNTING NKLA COALITION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS CAN MAKE LOS ANGELES A NO-KILL CITY. JOIN US AND TURN L.A. INTO NKLA.