November 11, 2013 (San Diego)--During November, veterans and active duty military personnel can adopt a dog or cat at half price through County Animal Services. This includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a microchip, and a free health examination. The adoptions are limited to one dog or two cats per household.
Dawn Danielson, director of the County’s Department of Animal Services, says “This is truly a win-win situation for both the pets that deserve a loving home and our service members who will gain a loyal, forever companion.” Pets can often have healing effects on veterans and can help them transition back into their civilian lives, she added.
County animal shelters are located in Bonita, San Diego, and Carlsbad,.
In addition to 50% off adoption fees at the county shelters, a free one-year dog license is also available to veterans who live in the unincorporated areas of the county or in certain cities, including Santee, San Diego, and several coastal communities.