CCAS Newsletter
CCAS Newsletter - August 2018
Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here! Here at CCAS, we’re pulling out all the stops this month to help find forever homes for our dogs (and cats). Read on to learn more about this month’s adoption promotions, including Clear the Shelter Day on August 18th, and to see if CCAS is coming to your community this month in our list of events.  

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August Adoption Promotions

Dog Days of Summer Promotion ($50 Adoption Fee)
During the month of August, the cost for all dog adoptions will be reduced to $50.00. This reduced adoption fee includes the adoption, license, microchip, vaccination and surgery (if required). Please note that this promotion does not include dogs under six months of age.  

9 Lives for $9
Beginning August 1st, the adoption fee for all adult cats (6 months or older) will be reduced to $9.00. This reduced adoption fee includes the adoption, license, microchip, vaccination and surgery (if required).

Clear the Shelter Day
On Saturday, August 18th, CCAS will once again participate in NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter Day. This is the day that all of the shelters in the Bay Area offer free adoptions, in an attempt to find as many homes for as many animals as possible. Be sure to visit CCAS’ Pinole or Martinez shelters on August 18th to adopt your new best friend for FREE!  

People looking to adopt their new family member can search for available animals on our website at CCASD.ORG, or visit our shelters in Martinez and Pinole to take advantage of these promotions.


Brentwood’s Annual Bark in the Park – August 18
Join us at City Park in Brentwood on August 18th for Brentwood’s annual Bark in the Park event. CCAS will be hosting a public vaccination clinic and animal licensing services for anyone looking to participate in the parade or who simply want to vaccinate or license their dogs. We’ll also be providing educational materials to pet owners on a range of helpful subjects. The event begins at 9:00 am and goes until 12:00 pm.

Adoption Update
Monty (#A0904412), now Marley, was adopted from our Martinez shelter 6 months ago and we just received this update:
"It’s been about 6 months since we adopted Monty (now Marley). He has been such a game changer in our home and we wouldn’t have it any other way! He has no idea what personal space looks like or the fact that he’s NOT a lap dog. He also doesn’t understand that most dogs don’t sleep under the covers with their head on our pillow - he thinks he’s human. His hugs and cuddles are simply the best. He’s a gentle giant that has brought us so much joy and light into our lives. He makes us laugh daily and challenges us to love even harder. Thank you Martinez shelter, Marley is forever part of our family. "
blue-green algae

Blog: Beware of Blue-Green Algae

A blue-green algae bloom is a buildup of algae that creates a green, blue-green, white or brown coloring on the surface of the water, sometimes occurring as mats or scum. They can occur at any time but are most common between June and September. Some species of blue-green algae produce toxins, so skin contact and ingestion can be dangerous. Children and pets are at the greatest risk of serious toxic effects from blue-green algae. Due to the recent identification of blue-green algae in Discovery Bay, we thought it would be helpful to share the following blog about blue-green algae from renowned veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker.  

Contra Costa County residents seeking information on blue-green algae in our community can visit the Contra Costa Health Services Department’s webpage about blue-green algae by clicking here.
In the News

CCAS in the News

When disaster strikes, our officers are ALWAYS ready to respond to help keep you and your animals safe! Last week’s San Francisco Chronicle highlighted one of our rescues (and the reunification) during the Marsh Creek fire.
“On Thursday morning, Neubecker knew her home hadn’t been destroyed, but she couldn’t be sure about Molly Barker’s fate…" Read more


June Stats Available

We have recently compiled our stats and have posted them on our website. Why does it take so long to post our stats? Because we have a 60 day return policy, we want to ensure that our numbers accurately reflect that data.
Some highlights from June include:

  • Live Release Rate – All Animals = 84.71%
  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 83.68%
  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 96.07%
  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 73.22%
  • Adoptions = 245
  • Transfers = 299
  • Overall Animal Intake = 909

                                                   To view the full set of CCAS stats, go here.


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