Pet Park Project

The Pet Park Project promotes responsible pet ownership with discounted pet adoptions and free spay and neuter services for qualified residences.

Spaying / Neutering your pet is the law. See the law. Free and discount spay / neuter services areavailable here. Find out about animal licensing. As of May 2010, it is still only $15 to license your dog. A great deal in these times where the City is looking to raise revenues. Have your pet licensed before you are hit with a costly fine.

The top reasons to Spay / Neuter are:

  • Animals will behave better and are easier to train
  • Less likely to bite
  • Don’t wander off or get lost
  • Live healthier lives
  • Adult male cats will stop spraying and urine will be less pungent
  • Decrease homeless pet population
  • It’s the law

Find out more about spaying

We periodically organize and hold adoptions events, like the one we held in February 2010, where pets from the City Shelter were available for adoption. Free spay and neuter services are done by appointment only by calling 1.888.FIX-PETT.  The Amanda Foundation provides their Spaymobile, but you must have a family income of $37,500 or less to qualify. Visit LA Animal Services to see pets available for adoption.

We also teach how to care for community cats with Trap Neuter Release (TNR) experts.

Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.