Whether you want to adopt a new four-legged family member or simply learn about animal rescue from the comfort of your couch, the coming days and weeks are full of events sure to appeal to Southern California animal lovers. We've got the details on a number of such events; if you think we're forgetting one, let us know by leaving a comment or tweeting the details to us @LATunleashed.
Thursday, May 20 (that's tonight, kids!), local PBS affiliate KCET airs a documentary short by USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate student Cristina Malavenda titled "No Kill" as part of its Fine Cut Festival of Student Film, which begins at 10 p.m. The film depicts "the unending tidal wave of abandoned pets in the city of Los Angeles and how animal services staff and volunteers deal with the constant threat of euthanasia," according to KCET, by following four abandoned pets as they make their way through L.A.'s shelter system. More information at KCET.org.
Saturday, May 22, the L.A. Department of Animal Services hosts a mobile pet-adoption event at Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies' Rancho Palos Verdes location, 28901 Western Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See photos of adoptable pets at the department's website.
Saturday, May 22, spcaLA hosts PAWS to Read at the Redondo Beach Public Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participation is free; sign-up begins at 9 a.m. at the Children's Information Desk. More information at spcaLA.com.