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LA Animal Services

Due Date: 2026-10-01T21:00:00.000Z
Our major areas of responsibility are saving the lives of animals that end up at one of our six City shelters, Public Safety and Enforcement of Municipal Code. Become a volunteer for LA Animal Services! We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of abandoned and orphaned animals in our care. We need friendly, outgoing and personable volunteers to assist the public and work with the staff in our animal shelters and at on-site and off-site adoption events. Volunteers make a big difference for the animals who stay with us. Staff usually have their hands full attending to the basic care of the many animals in residence, and so volunteers are the ones who get to give the animals extra attention. Volunteers walk the dogs, play with the cats, cuddle the bunnies, and generally help the animals know, in the midst of what can be a confusing and scary experience, that humans can be nice and caring. Like to move? Walk dogs, bathe dogs, clean their kennels, help with multi-dog playgroups. Like to comfort? Pet and comfort dogs, cats and rabbits, put bedding into kennels and cages. Like to read? Reading to animals, especially shy or scared animals, is very comforting. And as a bonus, you get your homework done for school or book club! Like computers? Every Service Center has a social media presence that is run by volunteers and tech-savvy help is always appreciated to keep pages updated. Like to create? Photograph animals, write about them and share them online. Like people? One of the most important tasks volunteers help with is introducing adoptable animals to the public. You’ll give the potential adopter a chance to spend time with the animal and learn more about the animal’s personality. You’ll also share tips you’ve learned about how to be a good pet parent. You’ll help people make good decisions about adopting. Another people-person job is greeting visitors in the lobby and directing them where to go. Volunteer opportunities are available during our business hours; Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Shelters are closed on Mondays and on holidays. You can contact us: our website is, our email is, phone is (213) 482-9558

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