CCAS seeks adopters and fosters as shelter reaches capacity

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CCAS seeks adopters and fosters as shelter reaches capacity
Sally, a spayed female, tricolor Siberian Husky mix, was among the animals at the shelter needing a home at the time of this writing (Photo courtesy of CCAS).

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering free adoptions for all animals throughout June in an effort to clear kennel space with the county shelter reaching capacity.

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

Currently, CCAS has over 100 pets seeking permanent or temporary homes.

“Like most shelters, we’re experiencing a noticeable increase of animals coming into our facility and we’re close to reaching our capacity,” says Dr. Katherine Mills, 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 come to meet them at the CCAS adoption center in Martinez. A $25 licensing fee may apply for pet adoptions.

The CCAS Adoption Center is located at 4800 Imhoff Pl., Martinez, CA. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

View animals available for adoption here.

For foster information, go here.