NKLA is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of pets in L.A. city shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home.
Best Friends’ plan to turn L.A. into a no-kill city 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. We know that only together can we Save Them All, so we work to provide resources for other groups to perform lifesaving work like spay and neuter and adoptions programs all over the city, in addition to our own.
In addition, Best Friends has two adoption facilities featuring pets from L.A. city shelters: the NKLA Pet Adoption Center (1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025) in the heart of West Los Angeles, which opened in August 2013, and the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills (15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345).
In 2018, the NKLA Coalition helped find homes for more than 24,000 dogs and cats, and Best Friends provided support for about 7,500 spay/neuter surgeries for L.A. pets.
The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. Since NKLA launched, the City of Los Angeles’ total save rate increased from 57.7% in 2011 to 89.7% in 2018. Together, we can Save Them All®.
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