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Date Released: 11/30/2005
Subject: Animal Shelter Celebrates One-year Anniversary
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: McKinleyville

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Shelter will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on December 22nd. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office began sheltering dogs and cats for the unincorporated areas of the county, and the cities of Arcata, Eureka, Blue Lake and Trinidad in the new 14,000 sq ft modern shelter facility on December 22nd, 2004.

Since opening our doors, more than 2,900 animals have come to the animal shelter. More than 1,200 have found new homes, and over 600 have been reunited with their owners. Many animals have also been placed with animal rescue groups throughout Northern California. These animals have included stray dogs and cats, but also guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits, peacocks, parakeets, a calf and a turkey.

There are currently over forty dogs and sixty cats at the shelter. Many are waiting for a new home or for their owner to pick them up. All these animals’ pictures can be viewed at www.petharbor.com or www.petfinder.com.

We encourage the public to visit the shelter, to look at the animals, and tour the facility. Adoption of a pet is easy; one just needs to complete a one-page application and adoption fees range from $30 to $100.

The shelter is located at 980 Lycoming Road, off Airport Road, in McKinleyville. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except Wednesdays we’re open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 1200 pm to 4:00 p.m.

Donations are always appreciated and welcome.