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Are you looking for unconditional love, companionship and fun? We may have the next big love of your life waiting for you at one of our animal shelters. The County Department of Animal Services is participating in this year’s monthlong Clear the Shelters adoption event being done online to prevent potential spread of coronavirus.

A black cat

The event is sponsored by NBC and Telemundo with the goal of finding homes for as many pets as possible through media exposure and promotions. Usually the event lasts only a few days but it runs through Aug. 31 this year. Last year, the County adopted out 119 pets for the event.

Monte the dog

County shelters are offering all pets that have been in our care longer than 30 days for a discounted adoption fee of just $5.

Animal personalities and energy run the gamut. If you are looking for a pal to go on long walks or a run with or perhaps a couch cuddlebug, you will likely find them in one of our animals.a tri-color cat

To see the available dogs, cats and others including pigs, a turtle, a love bird and a rabbit who could be your faithful friend for life, please visit the adoptions page and fill out an online application that includes their ID number. Due to public health safety precautions, adoptions are by appointment only.

Currently, about 46 pets are available at the County’s two animal care facilitieslocated in Bonita and Carlsbad. All the adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, and microchipped before they go home. Vaccinations will also be up to date on dogs and cats.

Normal adoption fees are: kittens under 6 months old, $75; cats, $65; puppies under 6 months, $100; and dogs, $75.

For more information about County Animal Services, visit or call (619) 767-2675.

Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact