The last day of the year will be the last day for the Los Angeles area’s most-filmed junkyard, and it’ll also be the last day of life as usual for a bunch of “adorable” cats.
The felines have lived at Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, or U Pick Parts junkyard, a Hollywood filming location for more than 50 years that will close Dec. 31, forcing the 30 tame and outdoor cats out of their homes.
The Sun Valley junkyard located at 11590 Tuxford St. has been featured in recent TV shows including “Criminal Minds,” “Rizzoli & Isles”, “Dexter” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
“Throughout all of the filming, hiding in the 261 acres of wrecks and oil, were the cats that had nowhere else to live,” according to junkyard statement.
“A rescue team has been trying to raise funds and find homes for the cats who will lose their only shelter just as the worst El Nino in over a decade hits Los Angeles,” officials said. ~The surrounding industrial area, bordered by the busy 5 freeway, will provide no place for them to try and survive. Local rescues are full and the city animal shelters are overflowing.”
Junkyard owner Nathan Adlen said economics are forcing the junkyard to shut down.