A dog looks out from inside an animal shelter cage.
A dog at an animal shelter. Photo from Pixabay

Southland residents looking to add a furry friend to their household will be able to do so at discounted rates Saturday, as the city and county of Los Angeles again take part in an annual “Clear the Shelters” event.

The national adoption event, supported by NBCUniversal-owned television stations, will slash the cost of adopting dogs, cats and rabbits. At Los Angeles County’s seven shelters, dog and cat adoptions will cost just $20, while rabbit adoptions will cost only $5.

The same prices will be offered for dog and cat adoptions at LA Animal Services shelters, but the city centers will waive all adoption fees for dogs aged 5 and older, thanks to the additional support of The Pet Care Foundation. VCA Animal Hospital teams will also be at the city shelters, providing certificates for free health exams for newly adopted pets.

“Since we launched `Clear the Shelters’ five years ago, the adoption drive’s unprecedented success has become an integral part of the community every year,” NBC4 President/General Manager Steve Carlston said in a statement. “NBC4 looks forward to continuing the tradition of helping alleviate the animal overpopulation at shelters and offering affordable adoptions to all our viewers.”

The seven Los Angeles County shelters are located at:

— 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura;

— 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park;

— 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena;

— 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road, Castaic;

— 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey;

— 5210 W. Avenue I, Lancaster; and

— 38550 Sierra Highway, Palmdale.

The six LA Animal Services shelters are:

— 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys;

— 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro;

— 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles;

— 1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles;

— 11361 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles; and

— 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth.

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