Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles Programs

No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA)

Led by Best Friends Animal Society, NKLA is a coalition of animal rescue organizations, city shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters. The plan is straightforward. Provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes.  Click here to learn more.

Kitten Nursery

Staffed with a dedicated coordinator and supported by a cadre of devoted volunteers who sign up for two hour feeding shifts 24 hours a day, the neonatal nursery, a program of the Best Friends’ No-Kill Los Angeles initiative, has a goal of saving 3,000 lives in 2017. To date, more than 9,000 precious kittens and 175 nursing mothers have been cared for in our nursery. Learn more here.

Spay & Neuter Programs

Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community – and it is critical in helping to make Los Angeles a no-kill city. Since 2012, Best Friends in L.A. has been offering discounted or free spay/neuter services at the Best Friends Spay/Neuter Clinic located in Mission Hills. Learn more here.

Community Animal Assistance

Sometimes referred to as animal help or the Help Line, CAA provides proactive resources and education so that people are empowered to solve any challenges that may arise with their pet.  CAA provides information for dogs, cats and rabbits in Los Angeles County.  Cases referred to CAA can be as simple as animal transport, fundraising ideas for a special medical procedure, submitting a request for sanctuary admission, or resources for pet friendly rentals.  Requests could also include veterinary and behavioral advice or re-homing a pet or rescued animal. To contact CAA, email