Six Silicon Valley animal rescue agencies, including Palo Alto Animal Services, are offering discounted pet adoptions in a bid to find homes for 1,000 animals by New Year's Eve.
Prospective pet owners this month can adopt animals for $10 at Palo Alto Animal Services, the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, San Jose Animal Care and Services and Town Cats Rescue.
The $10 adoption price tag offered at these shelters this month is down drastically from the usual adoption rates that range from $90 to $120, according to a statement from the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter.
Those who adopt a pet at a participating shelter this month will also receive a range of regular adoption services including a spay/neuter surgery, microchip implant and registration, vaccinations, flea and worm
treatment and a 4-pound bag of pet food.
For more information about adopting through Palo Alto Animal Services, including YouTube videos of available animals, visit the agency's website.
As of Friday (Dec. 9) there were more than 70 dogs and 50 cats at the Santa Clara Animal Shelter waiting to be adopted. Photos and information about the animals available for adoption can be found at www.sccountypets.org.