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April 30, 2010 > Animal shelter adoption event

Animal shelter adoption event

By Simon Wong
Photos By Gary Gin

Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers are sponsoring another adoption event on Saturday, May 8. Rabbits and more rabbits, plus dogs, cats, and kittens of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages are looking for new homes.

Adopters must complete a short application form. All family members need to meet the adoptee once they are approved to adopt in a "get-acquainted" room at the shelter.

"We have too many bunnies at the shelter in urgent need of forever-loving homes. I suspect that between now and the event more bunnies will arrive. Unfortunately, everything is based on time and space in the shelter world, viz. euthanasia for those furry friends who do not find a home or if space is limited. Right now we have a lot of young bunnies and a few adults. That being said, people don't have to wait until May 8; they can come in during the week to adopt," said Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteer Christina Gin.

"Most of the bunnies we have now, including a mom with five babies, arrived before Easter. I believe we should be getting Easter bunny rejects soon because the kids will tire of them. Hopefully, I'm wrong and we will not be inundated... So far, we've received one young bunny after Easter, a little lop-eared bunny," added Gin.

For more information, visit [click on the Hayward Animal Shelter at the foot of the home page]. For information about care of rabbits, visit

Animal Adoption Event
Saturday, May 8
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hayward Animal Shelter
16 Barnes Court, Hayward
(510) 293-7200

Adoption Fees:

Female cats/kittens: $107
Male cats/kittens: $97
Female dogs/puppies: $166.50
Male dogs/puppies: $141.50
Female rabbits: $85
Male rabbits: $70
All other animals - turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, etc.: $20.

Dog and cat fees include sterilization, shots (not rabies), a microchip, a cardboard carrier for cats, and a license for dogs if the adopters are Hayward residents. If the adopter lives outside the City of Hayward, the license fee is deducted.

If a pet enters the shelter already spayed or neutered, the fee is reduced because the shelter does not have to subsidize the procedure.

Tuesday: noon - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: noon - 7 p.m.
Thursday - Friday: noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last Saturday of the month: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for lost pets only

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