Free cat and dog adoption at Front Street Shelter in Sacramento
Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento has announced that it is waiving its adoption fees due to a recent influx of stray cats and dogs.
The shelter is offering free animal adoptions through Friday, June 10, spokesperson Ryan Hinderman said.
“This time of year we usually tend to be very full for some reason, and our kennels have reached critical capacity,” Hinderman said. “And one way to help get animals out of the shelter is through adoption programs.”
The shelter tends to see the most adoptions from mid-June to early July, in part because it’s “kitten season,” and Sacramentans may find more strays. Hinderman said the Fourth of July fireworks also played a role.
The program applies to all cat and dog adoptions. Fees for adopting kittens, puppies, and dogs at the shelter typically range from $100 to $150. Fees for adult cats are usually $5.
New owners will still have to pay for surgeries and any other medical bills associated with their pet’s health.
Hinderman recommends people who have recently lost a pet check local shelters in the area. It can take several weeks for a pet to show up at a shelter and be reunited with its owner.
A list of all animals available for adoption can be found on the shelter’s website. Front Street is located at 2127 Front Street and is open daily from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors without an appointment are welcome.
Here are some dogs and cats up for adoption:
- Marshall is a neutered German shepherd, who is about 10 years old and has “a lot of spunk”. He likes people and likes to go for walks.
- Scar is a neutered Siberian Husky who has been at the shelter since the end of May. He is about 8 years old.
- Pearl is a neutered Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is around 6 years old. She likes to show off her “pearly whites”, hence her name.
- Hope is a “simple and sweet” cat. She gets along well with other animals and wears a diaper due to a pelvic injury that prevents her from using a litter box.
The shelter is also offering free adoptions for all of its small animals, including guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and hamsters this week.