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Spring is a great time to adopt a pet

Spring is a great time to adopt a pet

Shelters fill with animals in the spring, making it 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.

The spring and summer months offer more daylight hours and better weather for you and your new pet to get to know one another.

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.

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