Animals dressed for july 4th

CCAS Newsletter - July 2019

On behalf of the Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) staff and volunteers, we would like to wish you a happy and safe 4th of July holiday. This month's newsletter is jam-packed with great information. Read on to check out this month's blog about how to keep your pets safe on the 4th of July, learn about how to protect your pets from the canine flu that has been recently documented in the East Bay, and be sure to take note of our July adoption promotions. All that and more in this edition of the CCAS newsletter.

Please note: In celebration of the 4th of July holiday, CCAS shelters will be closed to the public on July 4th. We will reopen at 10:00am on July 5th.
 
Free Animal Adoptions June 21- July 6

Adoption Promotions


Between now and July 6th, all pet adoptions at Contra Costa Animal Services are FREE! Summer is a great time of the year to welcome a new pet into your family and CCAS wants to make that as easy for you as possible. We are in the height of “kitten season” right now and have an abundance of cute kittens ready to find their forever homes. We also have plenty of dogs in all shapes and sizes that would love to find someone to enjoy this great weather with.

Additionally, the 4th of July holiday sees more animals escape from their homes than any other time of the year due to the loud noises from fireworks and other stimulation. This free promotion will also help us clear much needed kennel space to prepare for the potential spike in stray animal intake around the 4th of July

Please note: this free adoption promotion does not cover the mandatory cost of licensing (dog and cat only), typically a $20 cost. 
 
Lost dog

Microchip Clinic Success!


1-3-213… That’s right! 
 
1 = One goal - Provide low-cost microchips to as many Contra Costa County pets and owners as possible between June 1st and July 4th.
 
3 = Three days, three clinics, three hours each. 
 
213 = The number of pets we were able to implant microchips in during our three low-cost microchip clinics!
 
A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word and make these clinics a wild success. We were thrilled to see so many people come out and take advantage of this great opportunity to help Contra Costa County pet owners keep their pets in their home. Based on the success of these clinics, we will be looking to facilitate even more of them in the near future. Stay tuned for details.

 
Buy one kitten get one free

BOGO Cats & Kittens 7/9-7/31


Back by popular demand! Since we’re in the height of kitten season, we are bringing back our Buy One, Get One free kitten promotion. This runs from July 9-July 31.


Red, White & Blue Dogs $25 7/9-7/31

 

In celebration of our country’s birth month, from July 9-July 31 we are offering a $25 adoption fee for all dogs with any red, white or blue coloring.    
 
Regular pet adoption costs at CCAS can range from $84-$260 depending on the type of pet, its size and its sex. Take advantage of these free and reduced cost promotions to find your summer love.

 
canine flu alert

Canine Flu Alert


There have recently been confirmed cases of canine influenza in the East Bay. Though Contra Costa Animal Services has not experienced any cases of the virus, we are strongly urging dog owners in the county to take precautions. Please view our informational flyer about canine influenza and consider speaking with your veterinarian about precautions you can take, including vaccinating your dog for canine influenza.

 
Dog sleeping in pajamas

Adoption Update!

Here's Duderoni (AKA Brodie), a CCAS alum and former Underdog Animal Rescue foster dog sleeping in hippo jammies in his forever home. He's truly a viral internet meme waiting to happen.
CCAS animal stats

May 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 = 65.30%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 61.35%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 87.77%

  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 45.35%

  • Adoptions = 165

  • Transfers = 234

  • Overall Animal Intake = 977 

To view the full set of CCAS stats, go to www.ccasd.org

 
Dog hiding under blanket

Blog: Keeping Your Pets Safe This 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.

 
Dr. Catherine Mills

CCAS In the News


Dr. Mills, CCAS’ Chief of Shelter Medicine, appeared on NBC Bay Area to talk about the recent cases of canine flu in the East Bay. This NBC Bay Area segment is also a good source of information regarding what to do to protect your dogs from canine flu.

 
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