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Mar 03

Celebrate St. Pitty's Day

Posted to Contra Costa Animal Services Animal Tails on March 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM by Lori Calvery

It’s March and do you know what that means? It’s time for our St. Pitty’s Day adoption event where adoption fees for all our Pitty dogs are free (minus licensing). But we’re here today to talk about May, not March. That’s May, the sweetest pocket Pitty on the planet.

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Sep 03

One Stop Shopping at the Bay Area Pet Fair

Posted to Contra Costa Animal Services Animal Tails on September 3, 2019 at 1:48 PM by Lori Calvery

If you’re thinking about getting a new fur or feathered friend, you couldn’t find a better one-stop shop than the annual Bay Area Pet Fair, which gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

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Aug 01

Beware of Blue Green Algae

Posted to Contra Costa Animal Services Animal Tails on August 1, 2019 at 3:30 PM by Lori Calvery

A blue-green algae bloom is a buildup of algae that creates a green, blue-green, white or brown coloring on the surface of the water, sometimes occurring as mats or scum. They can occur at any time but are most common between June and September. Some species of blue-green algae produce toxins, so skin contact and ingestion can be dangerous. Children and pets are at the greatest risk of serious toxic effects from blue-green algae. Due to the recent identification of blue-green algae in Discovery Bay, we thought it would be helpful to share the following blog about blue-green algae from renowned veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. 

Contra Costa County residents seeking information on blue-green algae in our community can visit the Contra Costa Health Services Department’s webpage about blue-green algae by clicking here.