Pet adoption event Saturday

DOWNEY - Local animal shelters will have discounted fees Saturday as they attempt to place animals in homes before the holidays.The county animal shelter at 11258 Garfield Ave. and the Southeast Area Animal Control Agency will hold an adoption event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they attempt to adopt animals. Last year, a similar holiday-themed adoption event helped place 445 animals into new homes before the holidays, county officials said. "Each year, the (Department of Animal Control) takes in more than 90,000 animals," said Michelle Roache, deputy director of outreach and special enforcement. "There are not enough homes for all of them. Supporting adoption rather than irresponsible breeding is one way to significantly help reduce the pet overpopulation problem." To view animals available for adoption, go to or

********** Published: December 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 35