The Bradshaw Animal Shelter waives adoption fees for dogs, cats and kittens. Here’s why.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) – For anyone interested in adopting a pet, the Bradshaw Animal Shelter is offering residents of Sacramento County an ample opportunity this weekend.

The refuge announced this week its waiving adoption fees for dogs, cats and kittens on Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the shelter said it was overcrowded with nearly 400 dogs, cats and kittens combined. According to a video tied to the post, the shelter said it had 182 dogs placed in 144 kennels and needed to double dogs for space.

Tuesday, the shelter advertised on facebook he no longer takes in healthy, tame strays until he has “the ability to properly care for other strays”.

“Our goal is always to provide quality care for every animal in our shelter,” the shelter said in the post. “Because most tamed cats are owned and have a guardian, we ask the public to leave them in place unless they are sick/injured/pregnant.”

“However, the Return to Field (RTF) spay/neuter program for feral/community cats remains open. We thank our community for understanding our current limitations in care, the shelter continued.

Prospective Adopters and Temporary Foster Parents do not need to make an appointment, but Foster Families must apply on line on the Sacramento County website before continuing with the placement process.

“Foster families are essential to our efforts to save lives by providing temporary care outside of the shelter for animals such as those too young to be adopted, recovering from illness or ‘an injury, to modify their behavior or simply because they need a break from the stresses of living in a shelter,’ the county said on its website.

According to the shelter, adoption includes:

  • Castrated/neutered
  • microchip
  • Vaccinated
  • Sac County residents receive one year license
  • Dog toy for dog adopters

Click on here to see a list of all adoptable animals at the shelter.

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter is located at 3839 Bradshaw Avenue.