Fund to pay East Bay animal shelters for adoptions


Maddie's Fund, the largest organization in the country dedicated to making all shelters no-kill, will pay at least 38 shelters $500 per animal adopted on June 12 and 13. The shelters are in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Maddie's Fund President Richard Avanzino said that in addition to helping pets find homes, the $500 per animal will act as a kind of stimulus package for shelters.

Animals shelters charge adopters far less than $500 to adopt a pet, so they will be making money from the event.

Avanzino said Alameda and Contra Costa counties could lead the nation in ending euthanasia for healthy dogs and cats.

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