Sunday, May 20 , 2018, 9:41 pm | Fair 61º


Name Your Price: Adopt Furry Valentine From Animal Shelter

"You can't put a price on love,” says Santa Barbara County Animal Services, but from Feb. 12-17, you can name your own price on animals adopted through Animal Services.

Hundreds of "cuddly canines, flirtatious felines, and romantic rabbits" are available, Animal Services said.

And, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Santa Barbara County Animal Services is hoping to make it easier to adopt by discounting adoption fees.

All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and vet-checked — services valued at more than $500 elsewhere, Animal Services said.

Having a pet has been proven to bring happiness, decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, all the while reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and loneliness, Animal Services reports.

For those who already have pets, Santa Barbara County Animal Services said this is a good time to show your pets how much you love them by ensuring their licenses are up to date. Having a license will help a lost pet be returned home.

Pets also can be provided with a microchip — a permanent form of identification that increases their chances of getting home should they become lost.

"Pick up the love of your life," Animal Services said, by visiting one of its three county shelters: 548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria; 1501 W. Central Ave., Lompoc; and 5473 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara.

Adoption survey, license fees, and microchip fees apply.

— Susan Klein-Rothschild for Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.


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.

Become a Supporter

Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

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 >