CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 22, 2023) — Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will be offering adoption services seven days a week for the remainder of August in an effort to increase adoptions amidst crowded conditions at the Martinez shelter.
For the rest of the month, potential adopters will now be able to meet and adopt pets on Sundays and Mondays, days that the shelter is typically closed to the public. Sunday and Monday adoptions will occur from 10AM-1PM, and during regular shelter hours Tuesday through Saturday.
“We’re pulling out all the stops to get animals out of the shelter and into loving homes,” says CCAS Director, Beth Ward. “With our shelter being at or near capacity for months, we knew we needed to try some things differently to make adoption and fostering even more accessible to our community.’
CCAS currently has over 150 pets seeking permanent or temporary homes and all adoptions are currently free. 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.
CCAS Adoption Center
4800 Imhoff Pl., Martinez, CA 94553
Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Wednesday 10AM – 7PM
Sunday/Monday (August only) 10AM-1PM
View Animals Available for Adoption: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/2424/Available-Animals
Foster Information: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/6730/Animal-Foster-Programs
Ways to Help Pets in Need
- Adopt a pet locally from a shelter or rescue.
- Become a foster, open your home to a shelter animal. Change their life.
- Volunteer to help animals in our community by giving your time and skills.
- Say thank you to the staff and volunteers that work tirelessly at the local shelter or rescues.
- Become a fan on social media and help share their stories.
- Get crafty, create kitty toys or eye-catching posters to help animals find their forever home.
- Donate items that the local shelter and rescues need to help the animals.
- Support responsible pet ownership, help keep animals out of the shelter.
- Donate to a local shelter or rescue
For more information, contact Contra Costa County Animal Services’ Public Information Officer, Steve Burdo, at 925-393-6836, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.