The Animal Services Department responded to
increasing feline housing standards by procuring new specialized stainless
steel stackable rolling cat cages that provide more space for the cats and help
prevent stress related diseases.
Thanks to a new mobile adoption vehicle with
viewing areas, the department is transporting animals in a more comfortable
environment, enhancing its exposure at weekly adoption events, and brining cats
to mobile adoption events for the first time.
of Shelter Training Program. Developed and implemented a multi-tiered
training program for shelter staff to enhance job performance and animal
well-being by utilizing up to date training techniques. This 50 hour specialized
training addressed all aspects of shelter care and maintenance as well as
animal behavior and customer service.
6,000 Spay/Neuter Surgeries. The Department committed medical resources and
performed approximately 6,000 spay and neuter surgeries in a continued effort
to address pet overpopulation in Contra Costa County.
Identified Foster Homes for 1,000 Kittens
Approximately 1,000 underage kittens that were too
young to be adopted were placed in foster homes through the Department’s Foster
Program. These kittens were cared for
until they could sustain themselves and then were returned to the shelter when
they were approximately eight weeks old for adoptive placement into caring