Orange County Animal Services has a Valentine Adoption Special during February, which cuts the adoption fees for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies nearly in half.
Cats are $55 to adopt, kittens $60, dogs $65 and puppies $70. Adoption fees cover the costs to spay or neuter, deworm, vaccinate, microchip, test for feline leukemia in cats and for heartworms in dogs.
“It’s nice to have a special, as it helps to get our animals out there and find them good homes,” said Tenille Fox, spokesperson for Orange County Animal Services. “It really helps with exposure for us and outreach for the community — just getting people here and having them take a look.”
Prospective adopters can visit the shelter Monday through Saturday, where they can browse the available pets and have a meet and greet. If they choose to pursue adoption, they must fill out a small questionnaire for contact information and present an ID. If their animal has had all their medical work done, they can go home with their pet that day.
Orange County Animal Services is dedicated to providing shelter, animal control services and decreasing animal overpopulation through proactive measures. They find homes and foster families not only for dogs and cats, but also guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and sometimes even goats.