Animal Services Department
ALL ADOPTIONS OF
DOGS & CATS ARE FREE!
SATURDAY JUNE 1ST
ADOPTIONS OF DOGS AND CATS ARE FREE for all qualified adopters at the fourth annual Maddie's Pet Adoption Days! This exciting event provides a wonderful opportunity for the animals in the Shelter's care to find loving homes. The dedicated and enthusiastic work of the Maddies Fund organization is a special gift to our community and benefits all Contra Costa residents, human, feline and canine alike!
The Pet Adoption Days event will be held Saturday, June 1st, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Contra Costa Animal Services Shelters in Martinez and Pinole. It will also take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at locations listed below. (Cats only at these locations.)
PetSmart, 1700 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Petfood Express, 1388 S. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
Thanks to Maddie's Fund for making this event possible!
SPECIAL NOTE: THE SHOT CLINIC IS CANCELLED ON JUNE 1ST due to our Maddies Pet Adoption Day. Shot Clinic will resume the following Saturday, June 8th
IN A DISASTER
OUR PETS ARE IN
GOOD HANDS !
Last Wednesday, May 15th, Contra Costa Animal Services Department participated in the Golden Guardian disaster drill, which was part of a State-wide exercise. The scenario for the Animal Shelter was based on several large earthquakes and aftershocks hitting Northern California.
Shelter staff, volunteers and over a dozen CART (County Animal Response Team) members worked together to set up three temporary shelters for displaced pets. The main drill shelter was set up at 4800 Imhoff Place in Martinez where about a dozen animals were temporarily housed. Participants practiced intake procedures, medical assessments and the process of returning pets to their owners. Communication scenarios between the main shelter, emergency shelters and the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) at the Sheriff’s Office were handled with efficiency and zeal.
Animal Services Humane Education Coordinator, Noell Crosse commented “Lots of lessons were learned and we are looking to implement what we learned at future drills.” All-in-all, the day was a huge success. It’s nice to know that, in a disaster, our pets are in good hands!
It is the mission of Contra Costa Animal Services to protect the public and animals in our community, and to prevent cruelty, abuse, and neglect of animals in Contra Costa County by effectively and efficiently enforcing all state, county and city animal laws.
We will shelter homeless, abandoned, and lost animals, providing quality care for every animal regardless of its temperament or condition; place animals in safe and caring homes; and provide information and resources to the public that enhances the quality of life of animals in our community.
We will provide high quality customer service, treating all individuals with respect, professional courtesy, and integrity.