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Home for Holidays - Animal Shelters in Santa Clara County Lower Adoption Fees in December

For a limited time, you can adopt a pet for $10

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. - Six Silicon Valley animal shelters, known as the WeCARE (Community Alliance to Reduce Euthanasia) Coalition are working together on a "Home for the Holidays" mission during the month of December.

The County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, San Jose Animal Care and Services, Palo Alto Animal Services, and Town Cats Rescue are all lowering the cost of most adoptions to the very low price of $10 in an effort to find homes for 1,000 animals by New Year’s Eve.

Adoptions from the County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter normally range from $90 to $120. During “Home for the Holidays”, the adoption rate will be $10 for any dog, cat, puppy or kitten. Families will receive all the regular adoption benefits for their new pet - spay/neuter surgery, microchip implant and registration, vaccinations, de-fleaing and de-worming, FIV/FeLV testing for cats and a 4-pound bag of Hill's Science Diet pet food.

At the County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter alone, there are over 70 dogs and 50 cats waiting to find a home during this holiday season.

The promotion begins today and runs through December 31, 2011.

To view pictures of all animals up for adoption, visit and click on "Adopt a pet!".

Media Contact: Brigid Wasson, Animal Shelter Supervisor, County of Santa Clara (408)686-3900 (work), (408) 690-2834 (cell)
Posted: December 9, 2011