Lakers Girls Visit Downey Animal Care Center During 75th Anniversary Celebration

More than 250 pets were adopted during the countywide celebration at six animal shelters on Sept. 29.

The Lakers Girls dropped by for a visit at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control's Downey shelter on Saturday to help spread some good cheer during the DACC's 75th Anniversary celebration.

During the daylong festivities, six of the DACC's animal shelters offered discounted pet fees, resulting in the adoption of 251 animals -- including 46 from the nearby Downey facility.

The Downey animal care center, located at 11258 S. Garfield Ave., serves several communities, including the cities of Cerritos and Artesia. For more information on pet adoption call the shelter directly at (562) 940-6898.


Stella Marin October 03, 2012 at 06:52 PM
We adopted our lab-mix, Lucy, from the Downey Shelter in 2005. When we got her she was still recovering from being fixed. She was extreemly scared of everything and could not walk on a leash..it terrified her. Thankfully with love, affection and patience she has become a wonderful pet. She is very calm and well behaved. When I asked to see her at the shelter, the attendant told me that three of her roommates had been adopted since she got there and no one had ever even asked to see her. I am so happy we took a chance on her, she has brought us so much joy. About 2 years ago we also adopted a chihuahua mix from someone who had rescued it from a shelter and had him in a foster home. The foster family could not keep him any longer and he was going to go back to the shelter, so we took a chance on Mickey and he's been a fine addition to our family too.
MarieSam Sanchez October 03, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Stella, I love that both your dogs are shelter rescues. When I dropped by the Downey shelter on Sunday I could not believe how many adorable dogs there were and honestly couldn't fathom adopting elsewhere. Can't wait till I'm ready to bring my own baby home :)


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