Animal Services Places 30 Dogs

Animal Services Places 30 Dogs
at LA Spring Adoption Event
Volunteers and staff from Santa Barbara County Animal Services were thrilled to find placements for 30 dogs this past weekend at the Best Friends No Kill LA Spring Adoption Event in Los Angeles.
The well attended event had over 1,000 dogs looking for new homes. Of our thirty Santa Barbara County shelter dogs, 14 were adopted, 7 were selected by private rescue groups, and the remaining 9 were transferred to Best Friends Los Angeles’ NKLA Adoption Center.
Among the 30 dogs that Animal Services had at the event was Rex, a four year old Pit Bull that had been at the Santa Maria Animal Center for 522 days. He had dedicated volunteers that came in every day to get him out of his kennel which is why we feel he was able to handle shelter life for so long. Rex was among the nine dogs that were transferred to Best Friends LA’s NKLA Adoption Center at the end of the event. Seeing him off to his new life was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.
“We are so pleased to be invited to participate in such a positive collaboration between county staff, volunteers and nonprofit organizations,” said Jan Glick, Director of Santa Barbara County Animal Services. “We had 11 volunteers and 2 staff representing our organization and all the dogs were adopted by new owners or transferred to adoption guarantee partners, what a great outcome!”
No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is a coalition of rescues and shelters alike working together, in partnership, to reduce the number of adoptable, treatable, rehabilitate-able animals euthanized in shelters every day. The Best Friends Animal Society is behind this effort. Participation in this event opened many doors for Santa Barbara County Animals. Animal Services hopes to build on these positive partnerships as they make strides toward increasing live release rates for animals here at home.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services has a vibrant adoption program at our three community animal shelters and adoption centers in Goleta, Lompoc and Santa Maria. We work collaboratively with over 100 with adoption partner agencies to seek placement for all adoptable and treatable animals in our facilities


Susan Klein-Rothschild
Public Information Officer
(805) 681-5435, (805) 896-1057 (cell)

Stacy Silva
Community Outreach Coordinator
(805) 934-6981, (805) 714-3407 (cell)

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