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County animal shelters lower pet adoption fees

'Home for the Holidays' programs lasts through Dec. 31

Animal shelters in Santa Clara County have lowered their adoption fees this month as part of the annual "Home for the Holidays" program.

Six shelters in the county have lowered their fees for most adoptions, which normally range from $90 to $120, to $12 for any adult cat or dog, according to Albert Escobar with Santa Clara County Animal Control.

The $12 fee covers all benefits such as spay or neuter surgery, microchip implantation and registration, vaccinations, defleaing and deworming and FIV/FeLV testing for cats.

The shelters hope to find homes for more than 1,300 animals by New Year's Eve.

The program runs through Dec. 31. More information can be found at www.sccountypets.org.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by konrad M. Sosnow
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Having adopted three cats, I can say that you should do yourself a favor and adopt. remember, a cat is an angel with fur!


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Posted by Charlene
a resident of Castro City
on Dec 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Charlene is a registered user.

Do you have any other type animals besides cats or dogs available? Rats, guinea pigs, rabbits? Just curious. All these precious animals sure appreciate a good loving home. @Konrad-Angels with fur. Too cute.


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Posted by mari posa
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Charlene,
I have rats occasionally in my garage, you are welcome to come by and take them at your convenience.


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