Animals recovered by or turned in to LA Animal Control are brought the South Los Angeles Shelter:
South Los Angeles, Chesterfield Square
1850 W. 60th St. Los Angeles, CA 90047 Directions
You can also search this shelter by description using their online form:http://www.laanimalservices.com/shelter-search-lost-pet/south-los-angeles/
Pet Harbor also has a search form for all local shelters and humane societies:http://www.petharbor.com/
If the dog or cat does not have a collar or tag, it may have a microchip that can be read by a vet or shelter that identifies the owner. Instead of holding on to the animal, it is better to take it to a shelter where it can be identified and entered into their database for searching by the owners.
All dogs over four months of age and kept within the City of Los Angeles must be licensed (LAMC 53.28) and must be spayed or neutered (LAMC 53.15.2(b)). A dog license is valid only when the required rabies vaccination certificate, issued by a licensed veterinarian, is provided to the Department and only as long as the rabies vaccination is effective. (LAMC 53.51 ).
New and renewal licenses are online: https://anionlinelicense.lacity.org/index.cfm
Complaints must be filed in writing. Guidelines and instructions are available oneline:http://www.laanimalservices.com/laws-policies/nuisance-barking/