NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) 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.


Visit our NKLA Pet Adoption Center to meet over 100 dogs & cats
from featured NKLA Coalition partners.

NKLA Pet Adoption Center
1845 Pontius Avenue
West Los Angeles 90025

Adopt a pet to help Save Them All!


In 2015, over 6,000 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. In 2018, the NKLA Coalition helped find homes for about 24,000 dogs and cats, and Best Friends provided support for about 7,500 spay/neuter surgeries for L.A. pets.

In addition, Best Friends runs the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in the heart of West Los Angeles. The adoption center, which opened in August 2013, 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 adoptable 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®.

Join us to help turn L.A. into NKLA. For more information, visit NKLA.org.