Some animals in Santa Barbara County now have new homes.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services says more than 20 have been adopted so far during it’s “Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday” event.
Friday through Monday, fees were waived on adoptions for all animals six months and older that had any type of black coloring on them, even the smallest speck.
Six organizations took part in the event, including Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP), Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), Santa Barbara County Animal Services Santa Maria and Santa Barbara locations, the Santa Barbara Humane Society and Santa Maria Valley Humane Society.
“We’re working together to get as many animals out of our community’s shelters and into forever homes as soon as possible this holiday season,” said Santa Barbara County Animal Services Community Outreach Coordinator Michelle Maltun. “We know many families are home and not traveling this year, so now is a wonderful time to bring home a new furry family member. Since the shelters in our community are operating on an appointment-only basis due to the pandemic we have extended the typical Black Friday special so that there is plenty of time for everyone to adopt a pet who would like to.”
People were encouraged to view adoptable animals online before scheduling an appointment. Walk-ins are no longer allowed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Officials say the shelters are at "manageable" levels.