City An­i­mal Shel­ter Over­run With Pets

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An un­usu­ally high num­ber of an­i­mals in need of homes has the Escalon An­i­mal Shel­ter nearly burst­ing at the seams. To help move some furry friends out, city An­i­mal Ser­vices Of­fi­cer Frankie Bow­ers said they are ba­si­cally hav­ing a ‘two-for-one’ sale.

As of Mon­day, Sept. 11, the shel­ter was home to five dogs and some two dozen cats. The ‘two for one’ sale fo­cuses on cat adop­tions.

“Ba­si­cally it would be $75 for the first one and $30 for the next one, so it would be $105 for two cats,” Bow­ers ex­plained.

That would in­clude the adop­tion fee and the spay/neuter surgery re­quired be­fore the cat or kit-

ten can be adopted out.

“We have a lot of kit­tens, and a few adult cats too,” Bow­ers said. “We’re full”

It has been a long time since the shel­ter has been this full and of­fi­cials are hop­ing the ‘sale’ will en­cour­age res­i­dents who have been think­ing about adopt­ing a pet to make their way to the shel­ter and get the process started.

“All our an­i­mals are posted on­line,” Bow­ers said of look­ing at the pets avail­able.

The Escalon An­i­mal Shel­ter is on River Road and is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day; 8 a.m. to noon Satur­days and Sun­days. Some­one is at the shel­ter dur­ing those hours un­less they are out on a call; in that case, leave a mes­sage on the shel­ter phone, 209-838-9908.

“You can look on our Face­book page, also the an­i­mals are on PetFin­der,” said Bow­ers.

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