Sunday, October 9, 2011

Empty our Shelters Campaign

Guest post by Melissa Lisbon:

Starting October 1 through October 16, 6 area shelters have coordinated a plan to get the hundreds of dogs and cats overflowing in their shelters adopted.  The campaign is called "Empty our Shelters" and the following shelters are participating:

Of the above six shelters, the San Jose Animal Care Center takes in the most strays, as they provide animal control services for the city of San Jose, Saratoga, Milpitas, Cupertino and Los Gatos (over 1.4 million residents).  The San Jose Animal Care Center, like the other participants in this program are offering VERY reduced adoption fees - all of their animals will be offered at a $10 adoption fee!  Each shelter has it's own promotional adoption fee during this 2 week special program.

One example of the perfect pet waiting for you is Peanut (pictured below), a 7 year old torbi female kitty at San Jose Animal Care Center.  Peanut has been patiently waiting for her special someone for over 2 months and has become a favorite of shelter volunteers. She enjoys pets and sunshine.  At 7 years old, she is the perfect middle-aged companion who will always listen to how your day went!

Now is the time to visit your local animal shelter and give them your support.  If you are not looking to adopt a pet at this time, they are always looking for volunteers and donations of supplies (newspapers, toys, towels, linens, etc).

Melissa N. Lisbon
San Jose Animal Advocates
Committed to helping homeless animals in our community

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  1. I can't adopt any more dogs because I'm already at my apartment max, but I shared this on facebook to help spread the word!

  2. Thanks Flora! I'm happy to report that Peanut has been adopted, but there are MANY great pets at the San Jose Shelter, and other shelters in this promotion. Spread the word!