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Rescue a cat or dog at the Adopt-A-Thon

July 18, 2008 | 10:24 am

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"Choose me," Berry, a male Chow-Shepherd mix, seems to be saying. He's a little more than a year old and up for adoption at the North Central Animal Care Center.

Like most shops in the city, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services has slashed its prices. It's offering 60% off adoption service fees this weekend.  On Saturday and Sunday, the department is holding an Adopt-A-Thon at all six of its shelters. (Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Adoption fees for dogs will be $43 and for cats, $28. (That includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and, for dogs, a one-year license.)

There are sad reasons, though, for the sale. L.A. Animal Services, which runs the city's shelters, says it has a high number of animals partially due to the housing crisis and people abandoning their pets when they have to leave their homes.  And, in general, summer is a high volume time at the shelters -- especially for cats.

So there are plenty more feline and canine options where Muffin, pictured below, came from. 

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But if you want Muffin, a female gray short hair who is about two and a half years old, you will find her at the West L.A. Animal Care Center.

Muffin's shelter ID number is A0957879.

And the North Central shelter ID number for Berry, at top, is A0943508.

-- Carla Hall

Photos: L.A. Animal Services

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