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Thinking of adding a member to the family this holiday season?
If you’re thinking animal, not baby, consider adopting from one of four area shelters—County of Sacramento Animal Care and Regulation, City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary—and you’ll receive 75 percent off adoption fees now through Dec. 30.
All animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped prior to adoption. Fees vary by shelter and animal, but to give you an idea of the savings, typical adoption fees at the SSPCA run $81 to $147 before the discount.
Important to note: It’s tempting to give animals—especially kittens and puppies—as gifts this time of year. After all, they’re cute, cuddly and look adorable adorned with a big red bow. But be certain your recipient/family is ready to take on the task of caring for a new pet. Perhaps rather than surprising your loved one on Christmas morning, plan to make a trip together to one of the shelters.
County of Sacramento Animal Care and Regulation is located at 3839 Bradshaw Road in Sacramento. The center is open Wednesday–Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Call (916) 368-7387.
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services is located at 2127 Front St. in Sacramento. The center is open Wednesday–Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call (916) 808-7387.
Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is located at 6201 Florin-Perkins Road in Sacramento. The center is open Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Christmas Day). Call (916) 383-7387.
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is located at 6001 Folsom Blvd. The center is open for cat adoptions Wednesday–Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Adoptions also take place Saturdays and Sundays at PetSmart on Arden Way and Watt Avenue in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (916) 556-1155. Happy Tails dogs are listed online. See one you’re interested in? Call the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Pet Adoptions
When: Through Dec. 30
Where: County of Sacramento Animal Care and Regulation, City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Cost: 75 percent off regular adoption fees