Contra Costa Animal Services Newsletter

August 2019

CCAS is pulling out all the stops this August to help find forever homes for the animals in our care. Read on to learn more about this month's Awesome August Adoption Promotions, including Clear the Shelter Day on August 17th, read about how to safeguard yourself from Blue Green Algae that tends to show up in parts of the delta this time of year, and to get your monthly adoption update fix in our monthly adoption update segment. This and more, in this edition of the CCAS Newsletter.
Awesome August Animal Adoptions

Adoption Promotions

Awesome August Adoptions
$20 Adoption Fee for All Animals - Aug. 1- 31
During the month of August, the cost for all animal adoptions has been reduced to only $20. This reduced fee includes the adoption, license, microchip, vaccination, and surgery (if required).

BOGO Kittens Continues
It's the height of kitten season and we have sooooo many kittens!!! We have super cute kittens, moderately cute (but nice personality) kittens, cuddly kittens, fast kittens, slow kittens... Whichever type of kitten you desire, we have it. And since our BOGO special has been doing an awesome job of helping kittens find their forever homes this year, we decided to extend it into August. This promotion, paired with the $20 adoption promotion, means you can have two kittens for just $20. Because everybody knows kittens are more fun in twos.
Beware of Blue Green Algae

Blog: Beware of Blue Green Algae

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.

Clear the Shelters Day

Clear the Shelter Day - August 17

On Saturday, August 17, the adoption cost for all animals will be free, as CCAS is participating in NBC Bay Area's annual Clear the Shelter Day. Be sure to visit our shelters in Pinole and Martinez that day to take advantage of this amazing annual event that helps find forever homes for tens thousands of animals each year. If you're thinking of adopting from CCAS, please visit our website at to search for animals available for adoption.

Dog sleeping in pajamas

Adoption Update!

Pierce Brosnan, now named Dexter, was adopted over a month ago from our Martinez shelter and we just received this super sweet update:
"Just thought we'd let you know he's loving his new home and we are so happy to have him as an addition to the family!" We also heard that he gets along great with his new pack which includes two other husky mixes named Daisy and Dolda. This beautiful boy seems to fit in perfeclty with his beautiful new family. We couldn't be happier for him
CCAS animal stats

June Stats Available

We have recently compiled our stats and have posted them on our website. Why does it take so long to post our stats? Because we have a 30 day return policy, we want to ensure that our numbers accurately reflect that data.
Some highlights include:

  • Live Release Rate – All Animals = 89.94%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs & Cats = 89.43%

  • Live Release Rate – Dogs = 103.45%

  • Live Release Rate – Cats = 78.25%

  • Adoptions = 320

  • Transfers = 203

  • Overall Animal Intake = 826 

To view the full set of CCAS stats, go to

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