City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) achieved another record year in 2016 with saving animals. The following year-end statistics show increasing progress being made at the animal shelter and are the best numbers ever reported:
The Live Release Rate is the percentage of animals that come to the shelter and leave with a positive outcome such as return to owner, adoption or transfer to a rescue organization.
"I am proud of the Long Beach community for stepping up to support our local shelter," said Mayor Robert Garcia. "Through community engagement and partnerships with nonprofit groups, we've been able to reduce animal overpopulation and give more pets homes.”
ACS achieved its best year thanks to all the hard work of staff, volunteers, partner groups, local rescues and the entire Long Beach community.
Some of our most notable improvements in 2016 include:
“We continue to look for new partnerships, programs and innovative ways to help save lives, such as the mobile adoption vehicle to help increase adoptions, and the recently launched Twitter feed #LBLostFoundPets to help reunite lost pets with their owners,” noted Ted Stevens, Manager of Animal Care Services.
With the help of our entire community we look forward to reaching more milestones in the future and continue to reduce pet overpopulation and find new forever homes for animals at the shelter.
To help, or for more information visit our website at: http://longbeach.gov/acs/, “Follow” us on Twitter @lbanimalcare and “Like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachAnimalCare.