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Animal Care Practices at Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers

JULY 21, 2022

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) operates seven animal care centers (ACCs). These ACCs are in Agoura Hills, Baldwin Park, Carson/Gardena, Castaic, Downey, Lancaster, and Palmdale. DACC provides services to all unincorporated County areas, as well as 45 cities that contract for services. In FY 21-22 DACC cared for approximately 27,000 animals. DACC is a national leader in animal shelter management. DACC was recognized in June 2022 by Best Friends Animal Society as ranking 10th out of 100 shelters nationally for improving its lifesaving of animals. Recent awards for its performance include: a 2021 Legacy Award from the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission for showing a commitment to program quality and productivity excellence; a 2021 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for the implementation of progressive community-based services; and a 2020 California State Association of Counties Merit Award for response to COVID-19. Some highlights of how DACC provides care to animals include:

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