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Placer County dropping price through August for adopting pets

By: Journal Staff Report
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AUBURN CA - Placer County is offering a deal on pet adoptions starting Monday. Running through Aug. 31, Placer County Animal Services will be halving the cost of adoptions for all animals at both shelters ? in North Auburn and Tahoe Vista. ?We?ve seen a bountiful increase in the number of dogs and cats that have come into our shelters this year,? said Mike Winters, animal services manager. ?The summer months are a great time for families to consider adopting a new pet. It could be a great addition to a family and we?d like to make it easier to do so.? Animal Services is able to offer the half-off adoption promotion because of charitable contributions and support from A New Hope Animal Foundation. The half-off fee will be $56 for dogs and $46 for cats. The fee is all-inclusive, including the cost of altering, vaccinations, registration and microchip identification. All adoptable animals undergo evaluations for health, behavior and temperament. Lynn Howe, president of A New Hope, said it?s a great time to visit the shelter and adopt a new pet. ?There are a wide range of breeds and ages available for adoption and this promotion will help make it easier for families to adopt,? Howe said. The Auburn animal shelter is located at 11251 B Ave., in Auburn. The Tahoe Vista shelter is located at 849 Shelter Road in Tahoe Vista. Animals can be previewed at petharbor.com or by using the search link on the shelter website at placer.ca.gov/animal. Information on shelter hours and the adopt-a-thon is available online at the shelter website or by phoning (530) 886-5540.