Animals

Pet Adoption Fees Waived for Military, Vets

Navy Veteran Has Much to be ‘Tank’ful for

In honor of Veterans Day, County Animal Services is joining Animals for Armed Forces and waiving adoption fees to military members and their families on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13.

Residents who show a military ID can stop by the County’s three animal care facilities this Saturday and Sunday and choose from the many dogs, cats, rabbits up for adoption. The three locations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.

Animals for Armed Forces will pick up the tab for the adoption fees. County Animal Services will include vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchips, licensing and a free veterinary exam within the first ten days.

This is the second time County Animal Services has been invited to participate in the adoption event.

“It’s important to remember all of the sacrifices made by veterans, active military and their families to keep us safe,” said County Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson. “This is our way of saying thank you for all they do.”

County Animal Services and its three shelters are among 28 locations throughout southern California offering the free adoptions through Animals for Armed Forces. The adoption waiver applies to active duty, reserve and veterans of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and their immediate families.

Potential adopters must bring a photo ID and one of the following to be eligible for the fee waiver: a military ID, Dependent ID, DD-214 and driver’s license or NGB Form 22.

For more information, call County Animal Services at (619) 767-2675.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact