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Santa Barbara County shelters to waive adoption fees for Black Friday Sale

Posted at 2:40 PM, Nov 22, 2018

Animal shelters in Santa Barbara County are waiving adoption fees for certain animals as part of a Black Friday Sale.

Seven area shelters are kicking off the “Homes for the Holidays” campaign.

There will be no fees to adopt any animal over the age of six months from Friday through Sunday. Adopters will still need to meet the usual adoption requirements, and families are asked to bring a collar and leash or a carrier for cats who are adopted.

Shelters are very full right now with dogs and cats who were relocated because of the recent wildfires. By adopting a pet during the sale, shelters are able to make room for more dogs or cats that are rescued during fire evacuations so they can eventually be returned to their owners.

“Normally holiday shoppers are waiting in line to get into stores on Black Friday. At seven area animal shelters, our adorable dogs and cats are in line to get out of the animal shelter and into loving homes just in time for the holidays,” said Sean Hawkins, Executive Director for Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. “With fires in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, our shelters are completely filled with relocated pets in an effort to help make room for evacuees.”

Every dog and cat available for adoption has been examined by a veterinarian and has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated.

Hours vary for each shelter location:

  • ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program)
    5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    (805) 683-3368
    Friday, Saturday, 10 AM to 4:45 PM
    Sunday, 12 Noon to 3 PM
  • Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society
    111 Commerce Dr, Buellton, CA 93427
    (805) 688.8224
    Friday, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Santa Barbara Humane Society
    5399 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    (805) 964-4777
    Friday, Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
    1687 West Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA
    (805) 349-3435
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Santa Barbara County – Santa Maria
    Animal Center
    548 W. Foster Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455
    (805) 934-6119
    Saturday 10 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Santa Barbara County – Lompoc Animal
    1501 W. Central Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
    (805) 737-7755
    Saturday 10 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Santa Barbara County – Santa Barbara
    Animal Shelter
    5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    (805) 681-5285
    Saturday 10 AM to 3:30 PM