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How You Can Help!
July Adoptions HALF PRICE!
Here at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter we are currently experiencing an overload of animals, and we're desperate to find forever homes for adoptable animals. Adopting out animals helps open up space at our open-admission shelter for other animals that need Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s help.
To encourage more animal adoptions, the adoption price for all dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits will be half price during the month of July 2013.
There are so many reasons to adopt from the shelter. One of the best is that shelter animals make great pets. Many have already lived with a human family and have the basic training, socialization and cooperative skills they need to become part of your household. And many, but not all, of shelter animals have the advantage of being mixed-breed animals that use what geneticists call “hybrid vigor” to avoid some of the health issues of purebred animals.
Shelter animals are also quite a bargain since their fees include spay/neuter, microchip (including registration), age appropriate vaccinations and Felv/FIV testing, routine treatment for fleas/worms, and a free pet wellness exam with local participating veterinarians.
Adoption is one of the main services we offer to our community, and it is a cooperative labor of love with our adopters. SCCAS appreciates and applauds people who make the life saving decision to adopt a homeless animal! So, come on over to visit Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s adoptable animals, and be prepared to fall in love!