Animals

GALLERY: Trick-or-Treat! These Adoptable Pets are Sweet

Meet Maya! Maya is a cancer survivor and loves to play with balls. In fact, she thought the pumpkin was a ball!
Meet Maya! Maya is a cancer survivor and loves to play with balls. In fact, she thought the pumpkin was a ball!

Halloween is a time for spooky and scary, but don’t be afraid to take advantage of County Animal Services’ half-price adoption special on all dogs or cats that have orange or black fur (even if it’s just a splash of those colors). The deal ends on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Maybe this collection of costumed characters up for adoptions at our Carlsbad shelter will inspire you to add a new member to your family. The photos were taken by shelter volunteer Amy Mansfield.

Adoption fees for applicable dogs will be $35 and those for cats will be $29. Those fees include spaying or neutering, a microchip, current vaccinations and a free veterinary exam within the first 10 days of adoption. Adult dogs will also get a 1 year free license.

You can check to see which animals are available for adoption at all three County shelters on Animal Services’ website. For more information, visit sddac.com or call 619-767-2675.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact