Archive for the ‘Pets & Animals’ Category
Our Valentines ❤Fall in Love❤ at Antioch Animal Services Celebration on Saturday, February 11th from 10am to 4:30 pm, is the perfect time to adopt a sweetheart. All adoption fees (includes spay/neuter, microchip and shots) will be $14 through February 18th.
Additionally, amnesty for delinquent licenses and FREE photo opportunities with human and furry kids ( be sure to bring your camera). A raffle will be held at 4:30pm. We look forward to the community joining us on the 11th. Plus 14 free microchip vouchers will be given too.
View Adoptable Pets at: http://www.shelterme.com/antiochanimalservices.
The Furry Friends Food Relief Program (FFFR) will hold their second annual benefit dinner Saturday, February 11, 2017. Just in time to spend a wonderful evening with family, friends or that special someone for Valentine’s Day.
We assist families in need in Contra Costa County with dog and cat food. We now have our food pantry open every Monday from 7-8 pm and Wednesday from 6-8 pm, located at 1300 Central Blvd, Brentwood. We do low cost vaccine clinics and food distributions to the public every 4 weeks, please check our calendar on our website for the next upcoming clinic.
We are always in need of donations of medical supplies, flea treatment, food, bedding, collars, leashes, crates, anything to assist families and their furry friends.
The theme for this year’s dinner will be The Roaring 20’s and it will be held, once again at the beautiful event center at Shadow Lakes Golf Course in Brentwood, located at 401 W Country Club Drive from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. The evening will be filled with music, dancing and wonderful silent auction items.
Cocktail hour from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Appetizers and salads will be served along with rolls. Dinner choices are pork tenderloin, salmon, the vegetarian option is Eggplant Parmesan with sides of mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. The pork tenderloin has a creamy Dijon-wine sauce and Salmon is topped with garlic, lemon, butter and onions. No-Host Bar.
We have wonderful raffle and silent auction items to bid on. Stop by to have some fun at the Photo Station. It’s going to be a great night of fun to raise money for this organization who helps families keep their pets out of the shelters.
Get your tickets before February 3, 2017 and join us in a fun and different way to spend time with friends, family, or that special someone. Each table seats up to 8-10 people.
Ticket sales are going on now at http://furryfriendsfoodre.wixsite.com/fffr/roaring-20-s-benefit-dinner-2017.
Furry Friends Food Relief Program – “Helping those in need feed their Furry Friends.” Tax ID 47-2163583.
For more information visit us online at www.furryfriendsfoodre.wix.com/fffr, “Like” us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FurryFriendFoodReliefProgram or you can contact us by phone or text at 925-240-3178.
Get on the Howl-A-Day Express and enjoy the annual Happy Howl-A-Days event at the Antioch Animals Services shelter from 10 am to 4:30 pm, this Saturday, December 17.
Be sure to bring a camera for free photos with Santa from 2-4 pm. Plus enjoy treats, give-a-ways and FREE pet adoptions, too. The shelter is located at 300 L Street, corner of West 2nd Street, next to the Antioch Police Facility.
It’s the friendly, caring folks at Antioch Animal Services’ way of saying, “Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas” to Fido and your calico, or whatever kind of feline you fancy.
At Tuesday night’s Antioch City Council meeting, Antioch Police Lieutenant Tarra Mendes announced that pet adoptions at Antioch Animal Services (AAS) will be free to the public, with fees subsidized by ARF and supported by a generous grant from Maddie’s Fund, during the “Home for the Holidays” promotion from December 17 until January 14. In addition to waived adoption fees, adopters will receive a $30 gift card courtesy of Pet Food Express to help with the cost of food or supplies for the new family pet. Standard adoption criteria apply, and all animals will be spayed or neutered prior to being released to their adoptive homes in accordance with California State law.
Also, from November 21 to December 15, ARF is granting 501(c)(3) animal rescue group partners a $100 incentive for each “harder to place” animal transferred from AAS, including pit bulls, animals with one or more treatable medical conditions, and animals over five years of age.
Both of these promotions are an effort to further reduce AAS’s shelter animal population and to provide these animals a loving home for the holidays.
Additionally, beginning December 20, AAS will only be accepting animal surrenders by appointment so that ARF’s Pet Safety Net program can work with pet owners to provide some resources to the public in an effort to help citizens keep their pets in their existing homes. Drop-off or same-day owner surrenders to AAS will not be accommodated in order to preserve space for animals in critical need, such as stray or injured animals, who will continue to be accepted without an appointment. Citizens who need to surrender their pet must submit an inquiry on the AAS website and a representative will arrange for further resources or an appointment for surrender.
The City of Antioch is dependent on the public’s help in lowering the shelter population to allow for important changes and ensuring positive outcomes for Antioch’s animals now and in the future. Community support is critical to AAS’s success.
Donations to support improvements at AAS may be made to a restricted fund, which will solely support operations and capital improvements for the AAS shelter, online at www.arflife.org/help/antioch.
Adoption fee waivers for veterans
Antioch Animal Services will be expressing their gratitude to the men and women who have served our country by honoring them in the Antioch Veteran’s Day Parade, Friday, November 11th, in Antioch. Several Shelter Staff & Volunteers, many who are Veterans themselves, will march in the parade accompanied by dogs available for adoption from Antioch Animal Services.
The Celebration of Thanks continues on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the facility located at 300 L St in Antioch, where Antioch Animal Services will be waiving the Adoption Fee on any pet adopted by a Current or Former Member of the Military or Qualified Dependent. The waived Adoption Fee includes: spay/neuter, microchip and shots. Proof of military service must be presented in the form of Military ID, Veterans Administration ID, Military Dependent ID or DD214.
Available pets can be viewed at the facility or on-line at: shelterme.com/antiochanimalservices. The staff and volunteers at Antioch Animal Services are grateful to those who have given so freely of themselves by serving our great nation.