CCAS Newsletter
CCAS Newsletter - June 2019
4th of July Fireworks

4th of July is Just Around the Corner

Every June, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) embarks on a campaign to license and microchip as many animals as possible in advance of July 4th, the mostly likely day of the year for animals to become lost. Read on to learn about our low-cost microchip clinics that we will be sponsoring this month, check out a KOIT radio interview about CCAS in our “In the News” section, and be sure to read our Animal Tails blog from our Director, Beth Ward, about keeping your pets safe on the 4th of July. That and much more in this month’s CCAS newsletter.

Microchip Clinics

Low-Cost Microchip Clinics in June

This June, CCAS will be sponsoring three low-cost microchip clinics throughout the county to help residents microchip their pets in advance of the 4th of July. Microchips will be sold for $5 and implanted for free at each clinic. The clinic dates and locations are as follows:

East County Clinic
Sat., June 1st, 11:00am-2:00pm 
Supervisor Diane Burgis’ Brentwood Office, 3361 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood
West County Clinic 
Sat., June 15th, 10:00am-1:00pm 
Davis Park, San Pablo 1661 Folsom Ave, San Pablo 
Central County Clinic 
Sat., June 22nd, 11:00am-2:00pm
Concord Police Department 1350 Galindo St., Concord

For more information, visit

One of our first generation and founding running dogs, Maverick, is pictured here with his human on her wedding day. His sister, Willow, also participated in the ceremony! There truly are happy endings!

KOIT Radio Interview of Contra Costa Animal Services' Public Information Officer

CCAS in the News

CCAS’ Public Information Officer stopped by the KOIT studios to record a 15 minute interview about CCAS, the importance of licensing and microchipping pets and more. Beginning on June 9th, the interview will air throughout the month of June on KOIT, KBLX and KMVQ, three of the Bay Area’s most listened to radio stations.


April 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 = 82.91%
  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 82.86%
  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 107.55%
  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 57.69%
  • Adoptions = 153
  • Transfers = 245
  • Overall Animal Intake = 755

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

Keeping your pets safe during the 4th of July

Blog: Keeping Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

At Contra Costa Animal Services, the Fourth of July is our busiest day of the year for taking in lost animals. July fifth is equally busy, as we work to reunite lost animals with their owners. Read more about what you can do to keep your pets home and safe during this holiday season.


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