Animal Services offering free adoptions to alleviate crowded shelter

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Animal Services offering free adoptions to alleviate crowded shelter
Photo via CCAS.

Throughout the month of February, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering free adoptions of all animals to alleviate its crowded shelter.

CCAS is also seeking qualified foster homes – specifically those that can accommodate large dog breeds – to help alleviate the current shelter population.

CCAS currently has over 100 pets seeking permanent or temporary homes.

“We’ve reached a fever pitch,” says Dr. Katherine Mills, DVM, CCAS Chief of Shelter Medicine. “With an already crowded shelter and an average daily intake of nearly 20 animals each day, we’re asking for the community’s help in getting as many pets out of the shelter as we possibly can through adoption and foster.” 

Interested adopters and fosters can view CCAS’s available pets at www.ccasd.org, or meet them in person at the CCAS adoption center at 4800 Imhoff Place in Martinez. A $25 licensing fee may apply for pet adoptions. Adoption center hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.