Friday, December 9 , 2016, 11:42 am | Fog/Mist 60º

Posted on December 10, 2012 | 3:26 p.m.

Shelter Animals Seeking ‘Home of My Own’ for Holidays

Source: Susan Klein-Rothschild for Santa Barbara County Animal Services

The dogs, cats and rabbits of Santa Barbara County’s animal shelters will launch their 2012 “All I Want for the Holidays Is a Home of My Own” campaign with a press conference at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Santa’s Workshop in La Cumbre Plaza. The public is welcome.

The animals intend to appeal to both the general public and directly to Santa Claus to find them homes this holiday season so they do not have to spend another lonely Christmas in cages, with no homes of their own.

“We sit up and beg the animal-loving people of Santa Barbara County to open their hearts and homes to us, in the spirit of the holidays,” says Animal Services spokesdog Ruby, who has been living at the Santa Barbara shelter since October 2010. “It’s a lonely life, living in a kennel day after day, month after month, year after year.”

Spokescat Morbius who lives at A.S.A.P. at the Santa Barbara County shelter, concurred with Ruby, albeit from a safe distance.

“It’s warm and dry at A.S.A.P., and they give us food and good care,” Morbius says. “But even a comfortable cage is still a cage.”

Spokesrabbit Wiley noted, “Every one of us has something special to offer we just need the opportunity to show you.”

In support of the animals’ campaign, Santa Barbara County Animal Services is offering deep discounts on adoption fees from Dec. 15-24. Cats over six months of age will cost only $25, with adoption fees of $40 for a kitten or two kittens for $75. Dog adoption fees will be reduced to $50; the fee for rabbits will be only $15. All shelter animals come spayed or neutered and vaccinated.

The animals at all three Animal Services shelters — Santa Barbara, Lompoc and Santa Maria — have made themselves available for the same reduced fee, and urge members of the public to visit them during business hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact their official representative, Animal Services outreach coordinator Stacy Silva, at 805.934.6981.

— Susan Klein-Rothschild is a public information officer for Santa Barbara County Animal Services.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >