East Bay SPCA Launches ?Home for the Holidays? Promotion, Waives Adoption Fees on All Animals with Holiday-themed Names

East Bay SPCA Launches “Home for the Holidays” Promotion, Waives Adoption Fees on All Animals with Holiday-themed Names

East Bay SPCA Home for the Holidays

Oakland, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and the East Bay SPCA is focused on making sure that its shelter animals are adopted into loving homes. This year, the organization is launching its “Home for the Holidays” campaign (Dec 1.-30) to encourage the public to help as many shelter animals as possible.

East Bay SPCA suggests three easy ways to “lend a paw” this season, and is waiving fees on all animals with holiday-themed names!

1.    Adopt – East Bay SPCA is waiving fees on all animals with holiday-themed names!

2.    Buy a Shelter Pet a Gift! – East Bay SPCA has “Giving Trees” at selected locations in Oakland and Dublin. Shoppers can pop in, pluck an ornament off the tree, purchase that gift, and donate that item. A virtual Giving Tree is also available online at http://www.eastbayspca.org/givingtree/donate

3.    Make a Donation – Monetary donations during this time of year are essential. East Bay SPCA would like the public to know that $ 25.00 will provide vaccines for a dog or cat, $ 50.00 will provide a comfortable Kuranda® bed for a dog or cat, $ 75.00 will provide flea medication, a microchip, and food for one month and $ 100.00 will provide a medical care for an injured animal in need.

“We want to give these animals a second chance, and provide them with loving homes for the holidays and beyond. So many animals are taken to shelters during the holidays because of minor behavioral issues, increased family stress, or even a lack of money for boarding,” says East Bay SPCA Executive Director Allison Lindquist. “Our hope is that the public will consider adoption when they choose to add a new animal companion to their home this holiday season.”

“We think that waiving fees on animals with holiday-themed names is a fun way to engage the public and shine light on some really special animals in need of homes,” says East Bay SPCA Director of Operations Melissa Duford. “Bringing your family down to visit animals like “Jingle Bells” or “Peppermint” is fun and rewarding for all! Our message to families who are thinking about bringing home an animal this season is to adopt from a shelter. Shelter animals make great additions to a family and deserve a home for the holidays, and beyond.”

The East Bay SPCA also offers some of the lowest adoption fees in the Bay Area with fees for cats and kittens ranging from $ 25 to $ 75 and puppies and dogs from $ 50 to $ 150. All animals at EBSPCA are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, as well as behaviorally and medically evaluated before they are placed up for adoption. All animals in EBSPCA’s Adoption program are kept until they are placed in a loving home.

Those thinking about adopting a pet are invited to the EBSPCA’s Adoption Centers in Oakland and Dublin Wednesday through Sunday from 11 AM – 6 PM. “We encourage the entire family to spend time with the dog or cat they are interested in adopting to help ensure a good match,” Lindquist explains. “Choosing to share your life with an animal requires careful consideration and a commitment to that pet that goes far beyond the holidays.”

About East Bay SPCA

The East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. We operate two pet adoption centers and two spay/neuter centers in Oakland and Dublin. We also offer dog training classes and humane education programs at both locations and provide a full-service veterinary clinic at our Oakland location. Additionally, we offer dog boarding at our Dublin location. The East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest humane organizations, in operation since 1874, and receives no funding from any national organizations. More information about EBSPCA can be found at http://www.eastbayspca.org or by calling 510.569.0702.


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ok, I asked this question a few days ago but I don’t think I explained myself right. My dog had her first (and only) litter of puppys which i’ve raised for 8 weeks. I’ve gotten them potty trained to the point where they whine & cry when they need to be let out or they’re in their play pen & have pads to go on. We had friends & family adopt most of the pups but we had a few left and hesitantly turned to craigslist. in the add we listed them as potty trained & when the people responded we informed them that the puppys are house trained to the extent of you listening to them & to you having the right play pen & pad situation set up for them. when they picked up their pup their was a pee spot & a small poop on his pad & they said “yeah puppies have accidents”. they took him home & even texted us the next day & said how “well he was potty trained” then less then 48 hours later they contacted us claiming we falsified our add & the dog is not trained. (they were letting an 8 week old puppy run free & unsupervised on white carpet) we explained they didn’t follow our instructions on how to care for him & we even contacted other people who have his brothers & sisters and they say they’re all trained great, with minor expected accidents. we have everything in email saved, and might end up in court. were trying to get the dog back as he shouldn’t be in an unwanted home, but if we end up in court do you think we should be liable for damages when we fully explained the extent of their training?

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Bridgeview, IL (PRWEB) November 15, 2011

LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider for home and business, records management and office solutions, is holding a Pet-A-Palooza pet adoption event at its Bridgeview location, 7700 W 79th Street, Bridgeview, IL, on November 19th from 10 am to 3 pm. The event takes place indoors and will have private play areas where prospective adopters can interact and get to know the different animals up for adoption. LifeStorage Bridgeview is also setting up a drop for pet supplies and is accepting donations for those unable to adopt, but that would like to help future foster pets.

Self Storage Bridgeview Store Managers and pet lovers Nancy Warrer and Jeffery Helms started Pet-A-Palooza as a way to find some of the many area foster pets new homes. “It really just started as two pet owners here in the office talking and it took on a life of its own from there,” Helms said. “We’ve reached out to different agencies and the reception has been positive.”

Thus far, there are three agencies confirmed for the event: The People’s Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) of Tinley Park, Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue (FFGDR), and Forest South Animal Hospital. P.A.W.S. is a no-kill shelter that places 1,100 animals a year, predominantly dogs and cats. P.A.W.S. is a completely volunteer-operated organization that is funded by donations. FFGDR is a Great Dane placement agency servicing Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, helping neglected, abandoned, and abused Great Danes find permanent homes. Forest South Animal Hospital is a full-service hospital specializing in advanced veterinary surgery, located in University Park.

“Our thoughts and goals on this is to hopefully to get as many pets adopted out to families and to possibly acquire new tenants either at our location or possibly one that is closer to where they might live. The event is two-fold, but as a pet lover, it’s hard not to focus on the animals involved. I do not have any kids, so to me, my doggies are my children. They require the same attention and love. My dogs go everywhere with me,” Warrer said.

Helms added: “As business runners, this event is great because it will help drive traffic to our facility. As pet lovers, it’s a wonderful opportunity to help out animals in need. Like Nancy mentioned, for some of us, pets are like our children. They are true friends, providing companionship and unconditional love. Finding them good homes is such an important goal of ours.”

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You know how a dog doesn’t want to eat something until another dog shows interest in it, then the dog is willing to fight over it. That is what the “I’d rather abort instead of give up my kid for adoption” thing makes me think of.

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Because adoption consists of giving actual birth.
Ever been through a pregnancy? Nine months of sheer misery for a child you don’t want in the first place, taking a toll on your health, risking gestational diabetes (if you are prone to it), pre-eclampsia (if you have high blood pressure), back pain, nausea, indigestion, edema, etc., and interfering with your ability to care for your already born children. If you’re single and u have a job, it’s gone. If you’re in school or college, ur education suffers. Your health suffers, your body needs to recover from pregnancy, ur expected to breastfeed..
Abortion is a choice women make to live their lives the way they always did. Adoption transforms the woman’s whole life and changes so many things. It isnt like picking up a kitten from the street. It involves the process of giving birth, and if a woman doesnt want to go through pregnancy (lets say she DID use birth control n it failed, or she was raped, or basically it wasnt her “fault”), how can she be forced to go through it just because an unborn child “deserves a chance”? Are u putting the life of this child above the life of the already full grown adult healthy woman?
And then there’s the thing about women’s regret and pain growing as the child grows away from them and they have no idea where he is. Abortion is final. Usually the trauma a woman goes through after an abortion is far less than 9 months of pregnancy, labour, giving birth, breastfeeding, making job or education suffer, and never even seeing the child again.
If given a choice? I’d rather abort.

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