Contra Costa Animal Services Newsletter

December 2019

As hard as it is to believe, December is here. To close 2019 out with a bang, CCAS is providing a range of adoption promotions this month to find as many loving homes as possible for the animals in our care. Read on to learn about our December promotions, our one week extension of the 2019 CCAS Giving Campaign and read about how to keep your pets safe this New Year’s Eve in our Animal Tails blog. All that and more in this month’s newsletter.
November Giving Drive

November Giving Campaign EXTENDED

Because the campaign gained serious momentum in late-November, we have decided to extend the campaign by a week. This means that you now have until Tuesday, December 10th to contribute to our annual fundraising appeal that benefits the animals in our shelters and County.
CCAS goes above and beyond every day to ensure the animals get the care and treatment they need, but the frequency at which we see these extreme cases coming in far outweighs our financial ability to provide comprehensive care. That is why we need your help. All contribution through our 2019 Giving Campaign go directly to the CCAS Animal Benefit Fund (ABF), which funds critical programs such as our medical assistance program (Panda’s Gift) and our spay and neuter program. Making a donation is simple and only takes a minute or two. To contribute to the 2019 CCAS Giving Campaign, go to the Animal Benefit Fund page.

Stocking Stuffer Adoption Special

Stocking Stuffer Adoption Special

Dec 3 - 7
All cats, kittens and bunnies are FREE. Does not include licensing fee.

Adoption Promotions

This month we have two promotions to help you find your new best friend before the new year.

Empty the Shelters Adoption Promotion

Empty the Shelters 

December 13 - 14
All Adoptions are $5.00. Does not include licensing fee.
Adopted Dog, Kit

Kit (#A0938080) was a very terrified scruffy terrier that came to the shelter after being hit by a car. She had fractures in her hip and pelvis. The hip fracture required a surgical procedure called a femoral head ostectomy. Today, thanks to our medical team, Animal Benefit Fund, and Friends Of Contra Costa Animal Shelters (who did a fundraiser for her to help raise funds), she’s not only healthy and happy — she’s been adopted by her foster family and is living the life in San Francisco!

CCAS animal stats

September 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 = 94.75%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 95.60%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 90.44%

  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 101.18%

  • Adoptions = 291

  • Transfers = 161

  • Overall Animal Intake = 781

To view the full set of CCAS stats, go to

Keeping Your Pets Safe on New Year’s Eve

Blog: Keeping Your Pets Safe on New Year’s Eve

For most people, New Year’s Eve is a time for fun and celebration. We enjoy going to, or hosting, New Year’s Eve parties with friends, great food and lots of celebratory noise. But for your pets, New Year’s Eve can be a stressful, scary time.

Read more . . .

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