Animals for Adoption
updated: Dec 10, 2012, 12:15 PM
Source: Public Health Department Animal Services
The dogs, cats and rabbits of Santa Barbara County's animal shelters will launch their 2012 "All
I Want for the Holidays is a Home of My Own" campaign with a press conference on
Wednesday December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm, at Santa's Workshop in La Cumbre Plaza. The
public is welcome.
The animals intend to appeal to both the general public and directly to Santa Claus to find them
homes this holiday season so they do not have to spend another lonely Christmas in cages,
with no homes of their own.
"We sit up and beg the animal loving people of Santa Barbara County to open their hearts and
homes to us, in the spirit of the holidays," says Animal Services' spokesdog Ruby, who has
been living at the Santa Barbara shelter since October 2010. "It's a lonely life, living in a kennel
day after day, month after month, year after year."
Spokescat Morbius who lives at A.S.A.P. at the Santa Barbara County shelter, concurred with
Ruby, albeit from a safe distance. "It's warm and dry at A.S.A.P., and they give us food and
good care. But even a comfortable cage is still a cage."
Spokesrabbit Wiley noted, "Every one of us has something special to offer we just need the
opportunity to show you."
In support of the animals' campaign, Santa Barbara County Animal Services is offering deep
discounts on adoption fees from December 15-24: cats over six months of age will cost only
$25, with adoption fees of $40 for a kitten or two kittens for $75. Dog adoption fees will be
reduced to $50; the fee for rabbits will be only $15. All shelter animals come spayed or
neutered and vaccinated.
The animals at all three Animal Services shelters - Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria -
have made themselves available for the same reduced fee, and urge members of the public to
visit them during business hours: Monday- Friday 9-4:30 and Saturday 10-4. For more
information, contact their official representative, Animal Services Outreach Coordinator Stacy
Silva, at 805-934-6981.
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