I was super impressed to learn about the new NKLA Pet Adoption Center that opened recently in the heart of West Los Angeles. It’s what an adoption center should be: modern, spacious and friendly. The homey Cape Cod–style building is intended to give the adopting public a sense of comfort and relaxation as they approach the decision of which new best friend to bring home. And the inside offers user-friendly touch screens for public browsing of pets available for adoption, multiple air-exchange systems for disease and odor control, sound-proofed kennel pods to help maintain a calm, low-stress environment for the animals, plus numerous thoughtful touches and tweaks that make life better for the animals and staff. What a great step toward changing the way all cities and people think about pet adoption and homeless pets!
Led by Best Friends Animal Society, NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) is a coalition of area animal organizations, corporate partners, and regular people throughout Los Angeles who care about the fate of LA’s pets and have committed to the goal of making LA the largest no-kill city in the country. One of their partners is Natural Balance Pet Foods, a proud supporter of the Best Friends Animal Society.
Pets at the center enjoy Natural Balance food and treats while waiting to be adopted. Natural Balance generously donates food to the Best Friends Animal Society every month in both the Mission Hills and NKLA Adoption Center. They also provide a free bag of food to send home with every adopter. Natural Balance sponsors and donates food and treats for several Best Friends events including super adoptions and Strut Your Mutt. More information about these events can be found on www.strutyourmutt.org so be sure to check it out to find an event near you!