January 24, 2020
Valentine’s Pet Wellness and Adoption Day
The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting a Valentine’s Pet Wellness and Adoption Day at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center located at 510 East Park Avenue in Santa Maria from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13th.
This is an excellent opportunity to find a “Fur-Ever” Valentine by visiting with several dogs who are available for on-site adoption. The event is open to pet lovers of all ages and children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Valentine’s Pet Wellness and Adoption Day is sponsored in partnership with C.A.R.E. 4 Paws.” Attendees will be offered affordable, walk-in pet services for low-income and senior pet owners in their mobile veterinary clinic. There will be an array of low-cost health and wellness services for dogs and cats including wellness exams, vaccines, flea treatment, ear cleaning, nail trimming, wound care, spay/neuter surgeries, plus dog licenses through Project Pet Safe.
Appointments may be made in advance by calling (805) 968-2273. Appointments begin at 10:00 a.m. and may extend as late as 3:00 p.m., depending on the demand. Santa Barbara County Animal Services staff will also be in attendance, with adoptable dogs.
Several speakers will present information about animal services. The schedule is as follows:
• 9:00 a.m. Aimee Crispen, Petco Grooming Salon Manager
• 10:00 a.m. Haley Kipp, Petco Dog Trainer
People wishing to donate to either of these agencies may bring old towels, dog and cat treats, and new pet toys to donate. People interested in adopting cats should contact the agency directly to arrange a visit at their shelter location.
For more information, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.