Pet adoptions $20 for rest of 2018

San Martin Animal Shelter offers holiday deal

The Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin wants to provide a forever home for all pets this season through its Home for the Holidays promotion.

Through Dec. 31, adoption fees for all animals have been lowered to $20 to reach the goal. The adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchip ID implantation and registration, age-appropriate vaccinations, de-fleaing and deworming, and FIV/FeLV testing for cats.

To view animals ready to adopt, the public can visit

“Our family opened our home to a shelter dog who brought us much joy for 12 years,” said District 1 Supervisor Mike Wasserman. “We encourage our residents to take advantage of the Home for the Holidays campaign to adopt an animal companion who will bring many years of happiness to their lives.”

The animal shelter is located at 12370 Murphy Ave. in San Martin and can be reached at (408) 686-3900 or Operating hours are Monday through Friday, noon-6pm and Saturday and Sunday, noon-5pm.

“We have many wonderful dogs, cats and rabbits at the shelter waiting to find their forever homes,” said Lisa Jenkins, county animal care and control program manager. “There are animals arriving every day, and they will make the perfect addition to any family this holiday season.”

The county shelter takes in about 3,000 dogs and cats annually, in addition to small animals and barnyard pets. The shelter is the only facility in the county with the capability to house horses and large livestock. It accepts stray animals of all conditions and is proud of its “no-kill” live release rate of almost 93.7 percent, one of the best rates in the Bay Area.

Caring staff and volunteers provide veterinary services, enrichment and affection to shelter pets while they wait to find their forever homes. The shelter is a member of the WeCARE coalition that promotes life-saving and animal welfare in the community.

More info

The Santa Clara County Animal Shelter is located at 12370 Murphy Ave. For more information about the shelter, visit To view animals ready to adopt, visit

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