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Sacramento animal shelters offer adoption discount

Published: Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 12:08 am

A wily terrier or a friendly Labrador. A fluffy feline or an adorable bunny.

One of them could be yours this weekend for the "deep discount" price of $39.95, as four Sacramento shelters participate in a major national adoption event.

The event will take place during regular operating hours Saturday and Sunday at the Sacramento SPCA at 6201 Florin Perkins Road, the City of Sacramento's shelter at 2127 Front St., Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary at 6001 Folsom Blvd. and the Sacramento County shelter at 3839 Bradshaw Road.

It is part of a campaign by the ASPCA to find homes for thousands of homeless animals across the country this weekend.

For the discounted rate, adopters get a new friend, spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and more. Normal adoption prices range from $85 to $121 for dogs and $65 to $85 for cats.

A wide variety of breeds and personalities will be vying for new homes, said Sacramento SPCA spokeswoman Lesley Kirrene.

"We've got lots of very desirable, cute little dogs," along with larger breeds including Labs, plus felines and bunnies of all colors and sizes, said Kirrene.

The goal for the four shelters is to find homes for 200 animals, "but we hope to blow that out of the water," she said.

For more information including operating hours, go to the websites of each of the shelters.

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