Home for the holidays is what every rescue and shelter worker around the Bay Area hopes for the animals in their care. While many animals do find new homes around the holidays, many families find themselves under stress and no longer able to cope with their pets. The result is that many animals find themselves homeless.
East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) executive director Allison Lindquist says that
Sometimes it seems like for every animal that gets adopted, another one gets surrendered
To help find shelter animals homes, the East Bay SPCA has teamed up with Pet Food Express in Oakland to kick off a month-long “Home for the Holidays” adoption campaign, which began December 1 and runs through the 30th. The first 250 adopters will receive a holiday $10 Pet Food Express gift card to help their new pets start off on the right paw.
If you are thinking about adopting a pet, visit the EBSPCA’s Adoption Centers in Oakland and Dublin Wednesday through Thursday from 1 PM to 8PM and Friday-Sunday 11 AM to 5PM. EBSPCA also operates an adoption center at Oakland City Center on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 am – 2:30 pm.
Cat adoptions are $50 and dog adoptions are $125. Lower adoption fees apply to EBSPCA’s Club Second Chance animals – those that are older or have a medical condition. A select group of animals that have been at the shelter the longest will have their adoption fees waived. All animals at EBSPCA are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, temperament tested and medically evaluated before they are placed up for adoption. All animals in EBSPCA’s Adoption program are kept until they are placed in a loving home.
If anyone deserves a home for the holidays it's Collette. This sweet black beauty is a tigress in disguise! She's elegant and in command of her surroundings. While she will take her time getting to know you, once you pass inspection, Collette will jump into your lap for the affection she craves.
Do you have room in your home for this special girl or know someone who needs a lovable furry companion for the holidays and beyond? For more information about adopting Collette, call 510.639.7387. See this lovely lady in action.