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 by the year 2017. Last year about 7,900 animals were killed in Los Angeles city shelters simply because they didn't have safe places to call home. But together, we can bring that number to zero.
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. Best Friends is providing grants to our 90 (and counting) coalition partners when they get more animals adopted than they did in the past, as well as funding spay/neuter projects for families who can’t afford to have their pets fixed. In 2014, our NKLA Coalition helped find homes for 24,300 dogs and cats, and Best Friends provided support for about 16,700 spay/neuter surgeries for L.A. pets.
In addition, Best Friends runs the NKLA Pet Adoption Center (1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025) in the heart of West Los Angeles, which opened in August 2013, that features adoptable cats and dogs from featured NKLA Coalition partners.
The NKLA website is the information and action hub of the coalition and will provide you with details about how you can get involved.
The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no healthy or treatable pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. Since launching NKLA in 2012, the number of deaths at city shelters has decreased by 56%. Together we can Save Them All®.
Join us to help turn L.A. into NKLA. For more information, visit NKLA.org.