CCAS Newsletter
CCAS Newsletter - February 2019
Big Love Pet Adoption

Big Love This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air at CCAS. Read below about our pawsome adoption promotion this month, our 2018 year-end shelter statistics and meet our new Chief of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Katherine Mills, DVM.  

February Pet Adoption Promotion

Big Love Adoption Promotion
Feb 14th - 28th

CCAS is going big this Valentine’s Day… real big! During our Big Love Adoption Promotion, CCAS will be heavily reducing fees for some of our bigger animals. Dogs 25lbs and over and cats 5lbs and over can be adopted for a reduced adoption fee of $25.00. The $25.00 fee includes adoption, microchip, license, S/N surgery, vaccinations and microchip. Refundable deposits for S/N surgeries may be required.

We LOVE when this happens!  Fourteen-year-old Jack was adopted last Friday after one of our volunteers fell in love with him and he's already doing so well. He's already been going potty outside, he slept in a crate all night, and then alerted her when he needed to go out in the morning. These are a few of the wonderful reasons to adopt a senior pet- most of them are already trained! We're so happy for Jack and Shirley

Who's Who at CCAS

Who's Who in the Zoo

You may have noticed a few new staff and volunteer faces around the shelters. To ensure that everyone is familiar with our fellow team members, we’re adding this section to welcome new employees and recognize those who have achieved milestones. In that vein, please extend a warm CCAS welcome to our new CCAS team members:

  • Dr. Katherine Mills – Chief of Shelter Medicine
  • Christina Kim – Temp. Admissions Coordinator
  • Laura Cifuentes - Clerk
Dr. Katherine Mills

Introducing Dr. Katherine Mills
CCAS Chief of Shelter Medicine

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Katherine Mills, DVM, to the CCAS team as our new Chief of Shelter Medicine.
Dr. Mills brings more than ten years of shelter medicine experience to the team, having served in numerous capacities for municipal and nonprofit shelters, as well as private practices, over the last decade.

Dr. Mills comes to us from the SF SPCA, where she served as the Medical Director and Managing Veterinarian for Stockton Animal Services since 2014. Beyond her work with the SF SPCA, Dr. Mills has provided veterinary services for many prominent animal welfare organizations in the Bay Area, including ARF, Maddie’s Fund, the Marin Humane Society, Santa Clara County Animal Services and the East Bay SPCA, to name a few.

She also brings a wealth of private practice experience, having held veterinary positions at VCA All Pets in Salinas and Center Animal Hospital in Castroville, in addition to her work as a Veterinary Acupuncturist for Bay Area Animal Acupuncture. Dr. Mills believes that the work we do is more than just a job – she believes in making a difference for every animal that comes into the shelter.  

Dr. Mills possesses a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis, where she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics. She is an accomplished veterinarian who specializes in high-volume spay/neuter work, which will be a benefit to our department. If you see Dr. Mills at one of our facilities, feel free to say hello and introduce yourself. 


December 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 include:

  • Live Release Rate – All Animals = 105.65%
  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 106.87%
  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 93.06%
  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 143.70%
  • Adoptions = 251
  • Transfers = 106
  • Overall Animal Intake = 531

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

Reasons to Adopt an Animal


Reasons to Adopt A Pet

Wondering whether to adopt or buy a dog or cat? Adopt don't buy!
Read more . . . 


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