The San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter, which has been overflowing most of the summer, is offering half-price adoptions on all available animals through Saturday.
More than 100 stray and owner-surrendered pets are currently residing in the shelter, with more than 70 animals being cared for by volunteer fosters in their homes, Shelter Supervisor Andrea Liddie said in a news release.
“We have had a high number of owner-surrendered dogs, which is often the case at this time of year,” Liddie said. “People come back from vacation, start back to work or school and decide they need to give up their pet because they don’t have time anymore. This is also kitten season, so the shelter has many unaltered adult cats that have been caught roaming looking to breed.”
People interested in adopting are encouraged to visit the shelter, which is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It also is open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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The shelter is located at 885 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo.