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Dogs rescued from overcrowded LA shelter available for adoption

Rescue dogs

Six dogs have a new “leash” on life after being rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Los Angeles County.  

The dogs, which came from the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter, were saved as part of the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center’s “Mission for Home” rescue program.   

“Our rescue program helps local shelters when they become overcrowded and need assistance in finding homes for the animals,” said Operations Supervisor Brynn Lavison. “It was our first time rescuing dogs from Baldwin Park, and we are excited to work together in the future.  They have an abundance of great dogs waiting for their loving homes, and we are happy to help lessen their numbers whenever possible.”   

The six dogs were at the Baldwin Park shelter for more than two months.   

“Baldwin Park staff members are so thankful and happy we are able to help these loving animals find their forever homes,” Brynn said.     

Most of the dogs are now available for adoption.  For more information, call 949-470-3045 and press 0 or fill out an adoption application at cmvas.org. Information is also available by emailing animalinfo@cityofmissionviejo.org


Submitted by Carolyn on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:35 pm


Our shelter is so amazing. I am so happy that they have this rescue program. What a sense of pride and gratitude I feel that it is part of our community.

Submitted by Susanna on Sat, 04/24/2021 - 5:05 pm


How fantastic to hear!! Animal Services working together across country lines to save animals. Thank you so much!!! Wow this amazes me and warms my heart.

Submitted by Julie kemp on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 5:09 pm


Love that you are doing that. MV has responsible pet owners. Some communities do not. That’s why I donate to DAWG. Good job.

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