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Donation Means 10 Free Pet Adoptions

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The County Department of Animal Services will receive a donation from Hills Science Diet to provide 10 free adoptions, divided among three County Animal Shelters on Saturday, Jan. 24 for “Change a Pet’s Life Day.”  As part of Hills’ program, families may choose any dog, cat, puppy or kitten regardless of age.

To complement Hills’ program, County Animal Services is also waiving adoption fees on all dogs and cats five years or older all day on Saturday.

“We are grateful that a company like Hills Science Diet is donating this money to encourage more people to adopt shelter pets when they are looking to add a family member,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of the Department of Animal Services. “I would also ask families to make sure they can afford to care for these animals properly and that they are ready to make a lifetime commitment to the animal they adopt.”

Families who adopt a pet on Saturday will receive a starter kit that includes free Science Diet pet food and tips to give their adopted cat or dog the best start in their new life.  All pets that are adopted are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and adopters will be provided with a free health exam for their new pet at participating veterinary hospitals in the community.

Free adoptions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free adoptions are available at:

  • 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego (offering three free adoptions)  Google Map
  • 2481 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad (offering four free adoptions)  Google Map
  • 5821 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita (offering three free adoptions)  Google Map

For more information, contact the County Department of Animal Services at (619) 767-2675, or visit

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