If you want to adopt a pet, volunteer at the L.A. Zoo or meet fellow animal lovers while enjoying a nice cocktail (or two), there's an event for you coming up in Southern California. Here are the events that hit our radar; if you think we're missing one or want to alert us to an upcoming event, let us know by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet @LATUnleashed.
Now through Sunday, July 25, the L.A. Department of Animal Services offers potential adopters the chance to bring home a new dog or cat for a discounted fee during its Summer Discount Adoption Days. Throughout the event, dogs and puppies will be available for a discounted rate of $78.50 and cats and kittens for a discounted rate of $50.50 at each of the department's six shelter facilities (West L.A., South L.A., Harbor, North Central, East Valley and West Valley) and at mobile adoption events.
Saturday, July 24-Sunday, Aug. 1, the Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) offers discounted adoption fees for homeless cats at the San Juan Capistrano PetSmart in honor of its 10th anniversary. During the event, cats will be available for a $100 adoption fee (down from $135). See photos of adoptable cats at the organization's website.
Saturday, July 24, the L.A. Department of Animal Services holds mobile pet-adoption events at Forneris Farms, 15200 Rinaldi St. in Mission Hills, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at the G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, from noon to 3 p.m.; and at the Canoga Park Petco location, 6615 Fallbrook Mall Ave., from noon to 4 p.m. See photos of adoptable pets at LAAnimalServices.com.