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Pets of the Week: Shakes the Cat & Hamster the Dog

Hi, I'm Shakes, pleased to meet ya. Photo by spcaLA.
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Shakes is a big, handsome black and white cat who loves attention and playing with feather chase toys. He loves to snuggle and he has a lot of personality. He is a big ol' teddy bear! He came to spcaLA when his owner could no longer care for him and his feline sibling. His buddy has been adopted and now Shakes is looking for a special home of his very own. Come visit him at spcaLA's P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center. You'll find Shakes sunning himself in the window sill of the free-roaming cattery.

spcaLA is Los Angeles' oldest animal welfare organization. Their services include animal cruelty investigations, humane education, animal behavior & training, and adoptions. Last year alone, spcaLA found homes for 3,482 pets.


The most handsome Hamster you'll ever meet. Photo by Downtown Dog Rescue.
Hamster is looking for a running or hiking buddy who will take him out to places like Runyon Canyon or Griffith Park. He loves other dogs and everyone he meets, including children. In fact, he loves kids and would LOVE to have a family of his own. He loves anything round that flies and will fetch balls and Frisbees. He loves to play! He's 2 years young so he has moved on from his puppy stage. Contact Downtown Dog Rescue to learn more about Hamster or any of the other pets they have available for adoption.

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Downtown Dog Rescue works with homeless people who have dogs in and around the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles. They adopt out over 200 dogs per year and assist in spaying and neutering close to 500 dogs in the downtown and South LA area.