Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) has expanded its adoption hours, extending its weekday operating hours in the mornings and afternoons and opening one-hour earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. The public is invited to celebrate this expansion by visiting LBACS and browsing the adoptable animals during the longer operating hours.
“Expanding our adoption hours — especially over the weekends — will offer more opportunities for families to come visit our shelter and adopt a cat or dog,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Those interested in adopting a pet can now visit LBACS, located at 7700 W. Spring St., on the following dates and times:
“We are excited to return to our previous adoption hours schedule and be more accessible for our community,” said Brent Dennis, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.
Appointments are no longer required for adoptions; visitors may enter through the Animal Admissions entrance. Potential adopters can also search for adoptable pets in the shelter by breed, gender, and size and apply online. Residents can also get involved by making a monetary donation, fostering, adopting, volunteering, donating supplies, and spreading the word about adoptable animals on social media and by following LBACS on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
"We are thrilled to invite the community to come earlier and stay later to meet their new best friends. We always need fosters, adopters, volunteers, and donations to continue our Compassion Saves mission," said Staycee Dains, LBACS Bureau Manager.
More information about LBACS is available at longbeach.gov/acs.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach Animal Care Services
Long Beach Animal Care Services ensures "Compassion Saves" by supporting the people and animals of our community through outreach, education, guidance, and support services. They protect shelter animals by creating an environment of care through enrichment and innovative programs.