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Shelters fill with unwanted animals

Shelters fill with unwanted animals

This is a great time to consider pet adoption. Over 25,000 animals per year go through the animal care center of the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) in Downey, which provides animal care and control services to Lakewood and other cities in our region.

In the spring, the number of stray and unwanted animals grows in the community and, sadly, the population increases in animal shelters. Now is a good time to consider adopting a new pet and bring­ing a four-legged friend home from the shelter to provide joy to your family.

At, you can view photos of pets available for adoption. In addition, Lakewood’s CityTV runs a monthly feature highlighting SEAACA pets for adoption at

You can adopt animals at SEAACA headquarters at 9777 Seaaca Street in nearby Downey. Some pets show in the video may be adopted by the time you call, but there are others to choose from.

If you’re unable to adopt a pet but would like to help shelter ani­mals in need, you can volunteer with or donate to SEAACA by calling 562-803-3301, extension 264 or visiting