Contra Costa Animal Services Newsletter

September 2019

As summer is winding down, things are just starting to heat up here at CCAS. September is shaping up to be a busy month, so be sure to read below to learn about what we have in store, including our back to school adoption special, the upcoming Bay Area Pet Fair, and much more.
September $20 adoption specials

Adoption Promotions

September Back to School Special!
In honor of the class of 2020, we are offering a special back to school promotion that will allow you to adopt a new companion for only $20. For the entire month of September, all dogs weighing 20lbs or more – and cats and kittens with any black fur - can be adopted for a reduced adoption fee of $20. Take advantage of this timely promotion so you can bring your new homework buddy home today!
Bay Area Pet Fair

Bay Area Pet Fair

Sept 14 - 15 10am - 5pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds

Sponsored by Pet Food Express, the Bay Area Pet Fair is North America’s largest pet adoption event. This year’s event will be held on September 14th and 15th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. CCAS will be bringing doggies, cats and kittens that will be available for adoption, and we hope to clear our mobile shelter over the weekend. For more information about the Bay Area Pet fair, please visit

Dog sleeping in pajamas

Adoption Update!

Hulk (#A0836395) was adopted from our Martinez shelter over 2 years ago and we just received this update:
"Hi!! I adopted Kolei (used to be Hulk) from your Martinez shelter about 2 years ago! An update on how he’s doing: he LOVESSSS to cuddle, go on hikes, and has been the best dog I could’ve asked for. I’m so happy that he was able to adjust to my home so quickly and so well. He’ll be 4 next month and we’re so excited to have him in the family."
We're so happy for Kolei! He was at our shelter for over 4 months before finally finding the loving home he deserves. THANK YOU to his family for giving him so much love, and for sending us these sweet pictures <3
CCAS animal stats

July 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 30 day return policy, we want to ensure that our numbers accurately reflect that data.
Some highlights include:

  • Live Release Rate – All Animals = 87.67%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 87.99%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 91.54%

  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 84.88%

  • Adoptions = 336

  • Transfers = 147

  • Overall Animal Intake = 795

To view the full set of CCAS stats, go to

Blog: Bay Area Pet Fair

Blog: One Stop Shopping at the Bay Area Pet Fair

If you’re thinking about getting a new fur or feathered friend, you couldn’t find a better one-stop shop than the annual Bay Area Pet Fair, which gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Read more . . .

Kitty on person's shoulder

In the News

Check out the Richmond Pulse’s coverage of our participation in the Contra Costa County community services block party, where we were providing a low-cost microchip clinic for county residents. This annual event highlights the full range of services Contra Costa County has to offer to our residents in a fun and family-friendly environment. See the article and video on the Richmond Pulse Story.

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