October 2, 2011 (El Cajon)—El Cajon Animal Shelter currently has a large population of kittens, cats and dogs available for adoption. “At this time there are a large number of small dogs, perfect for apartments or homes with small yards,” says Monica Zech, public information officer for the City of El Cajon. “The shelter also has two bunnies available for adoption.”
Shelter hours for viewing the animals are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The front office is open until 5:30 p.m. for licenses. The shelter is closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Adoptions are $80 for cats & dogs; and, if you adopt a senior pet (over 8 years old), the adoption fee is $30. Dog and cat adoptions include a spayed or neutered pet, registered micro-chip, and up-to-date vaccinations.
In addition to adoptions, the shelter provides many services for the Cities of El Cajon and La Mesa. Be sure to check with shelter staff if you are searching for a lost pet in the event it has been recovered. Most important, consider having your dog micro-chipped to make it easier to find them should they ever become lost.
The shelter is located at 1275 N. Marshall in El Cajon, just two blocks north of Fletcher Parkway. For more information, call (619) 441-1580.