pets

FREE PET ADOPTIONS FOR CLEAR THE SHELTERS

 

Hankering for a hound, pondering a purr monster or craving a Chihuahua?

If the idea of adopting a pet has ever crossed your mind, now is the time to do it. As part of the annual Clear the Shelters Day, County Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for all dogs, cats and rabbits on Saturday, Aug. 18.

SPRING SPECIAL AT COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES: HALF PRICE PETS

 

Spring is here and County Animal Services is celebrating with a half-price special on dogs and cats through Sunday, March 25.

Dozens are available at the County’s three animal shelters and you can get a sneak peek at the pets available on the Animal Services website.

PAW IT FORWARD: DONATE COATS, SWEATERS FOR PETS OF THE HOMELESS

 

Get an extra pet sweater or coat, or donate an old one to County Animal Services’ “Paw It Forward” campaign. These “creature comforts” will go to pets of people experiencing homelessness.

PET SAFETY TIPS TO KEEP THE HO, HO, HO IN HOLIDAYS

 

By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office

December 1, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - ‘Tis the season to dig out those boxes of decorations, blow the dust off of them and start hanging all those lights, stockings, tinsel, garland and everything else that puts you in the holiday spirit. Just make sure your pets don’t put a “bah, humbug” into your plans this time of year.

FALL IN LOVE: DOGS AND CATS FOR HALF PRICE THIS WEEKEND AT COUNTY SHELTERS

 

By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office

November 16, 2016 (San Diego) -- It’s the season to “fall” in love with a warm and fuzzy cat or dog at County Animal Services. It’s offering a “Fall in Love” half-price adoption special on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.

As part of a 90-day pilot project, all three of the County’s shelters are open on Sundays, except for holidays. So feel free to stop by between 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on either day and you may possibly meet the unconditional love of your life.

PET ADOPTION FEES WAIVED FOR MILITARY, VETS

 

 

By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office

November 10, 2016 (San Diego) - In honor of Veterans Day, County Animal Services is joining Animals for Armed Forces and waiving adoption fees to military members and their families on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13.

Residents who show a military ID can stop by the County’s three animal care facilities this Saturday and Sunday and choose from the many dogs, cats, rabbits up for adoption. The three locations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.

WHY ARE JERKY TREATS MAKING PETS SICK? FDA ASKS HELP FROM VETERINARIANS AND PUBLIC

October 23, 2013 (Washington D.C.) -- If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to hear from you or your veterinarian.

The agency has repeatedly issued alerts to consumers about reports it has received concerning jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S. since 2007. Approximately 580 of those pets have died.

To date, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has conducted more than 1,200 tests, visited jerky pet treat manufacturers in China and collaborated with colleagues in academia, industry, state labs and foreign governments. Yet the exact cause of the illnesses remains elusive.

To gather even more information, FDA is reaching out to licensed veterinarians and pet owners across the country.

NATIONAL ANIMAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY: NINE TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR PETS IN A DISASTER

May 9, 2013 (San Diego's East County) --San Diego County residents know the importance of being prepared for disasters after the firestorms of 2003 and 2007, but are your pets included in those all important plans?  

“It’s not a question of if another disaster will strike, but rather when a disaster will strike San Diego County,” said County Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson.  “As part of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, we strongly encourage people to have a plan in place that includes your pets.”

As the lead agency in any disaster, the Department of Animal Services suggests you include all of the following in your pet disaster plan:

PET JERKY TREATS LINKED TO 2,200 ILLNESSES, 361 DEATHS: DOGS AND CATS AFFECTED

Chinese imports suspected; FDA advises avoiding jerky treats

September 15, 2012 (Washington D.C)—The FDA has issued a report revealing that thousands of pet illnesses since 2007 have been linked to consumption of jerky pet treats.  Most complaints involve chicken jerky (treats, tenders, and strips), but others include duck, sweet potato, and treats where chicken or duck jerky is wrapped around dried fruits, sweet potatoes, or yams.

CHIEF’S CORNER: WHAT TO DO DURING A WILDFIRE

By Sam DiGiovanna
June 10, 2012 (San Diego County) 
  • Listen to your portable radio for reports and evacuation information.
  • Back your car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape.
  • Close garage windows and doors, but leave them unlocked.
  • Confine pets to one room.
  • Arrange temporary housing.
  • When advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Take your emergency kit.
  • Lock your home.
  • Follow the evacuation route that your local officials have identified.

DREAM DOGS:LOOKING FOR FOREVER HOMES

 

March 4, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -These shelter dogs have been provided training to become dream dogs for individuals or families. This month, we have several wonderful dogs to choose from -- from pups to mature pets.
 
This sweet young Yorkie/ Poodle Mix "Jethro" is tender and sensitive, loves to be cuddled when he is not playing, bonds very closely. He is a year old, weighs 10 lbs.

 

 

SPRING INTO HEALTH PET EXPO: APRIL 24 IN EL CAJON

 

 

April 6, 2010 (El Cajon ) Camp Bow-Wow invites pets and their owners to the Spring Into Health Pet Expo on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
 

The event focuses on pet health, hygiene and safety.  Activities will include low-cost spay and neuter information; grooming; ID tags and pet health insurance; demonstrations and classes on pet fitness and training; pet massages and pet communication workshops, and more. 

HALLOWEEN PET COSTUME CONTEST, K-9 SHOW, LOW-COST MICROCHIPPING & VACCINES AT EL CAJON ANIMAL SHELTER OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCT. 25

 

October 22, 2009 (El Cajon) – Here’s the purr-fect event to bring your pet—or find a pet if you don’t already own one. The Third Annual Animal Shelter Open House this Sunday, October 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shelter is located at 1275 North Marshall Avenue in El Cajon and admission is free. Games, food, prizes, clowns and a miniature horse are among the attractions—along with an animal Halloween costume contest at 1 p.m.