City of Antioch: Antioch Animal Services

ANTIOCH — The city’s animal shelter is celebrating the advent of spring with free pet adoptions.
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The shelter also will be waiving late fees for Antioch dog owners who have not obtained or renewed their pet’s license as long as they get one that day.
The shelter’s featured pets, and many other animals, are available from Antioch Animal Services, 300 L St.
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And in 2014, two veterinarians with UC Davis noted that the shelter should be farming out more cats and dogs to foster homes to reduce the time they spend in cages as well as posting photos of its animals on websites dedicated to reuniting pets with their owners and showcasing those that are up for adoption. Antioch Animal Services has acted on some of those recommendations, according to the staff report that Police Chief Allan Cantando presented at Tuesday’s meeting. May 30, 2013 - Joins Maddie's®Pet Adoption Days to empty the Antioch Animal Services shelter
Photo provided by FlickrAntioch Shelter's Pets of the Week: Lab and shorthair cat up for adoption
Photo provided by FlickrApr 10, 2017 - The shelter's featured pets, and many other animals, are available from Antioch Animal Services, 300 L St
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We work closely with the Antioch Animal Shelter to assist them with animals in their care. We are concerned about the welfare of stray and abandoned pets, and we do our best to help with their medical needs. Our doctors visit the shelter three times a week to advise the staff at the shelter regarding the needs of shelter animals, and many of the dogs and cats from the shelter visit our veterinary hospital to be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We encourage you to visit the shelter and adopt a pet in need!ANTIOCH — Applause erupted Tuesday night when Antioch council members unanimously agreed to have veterinary professionals spend significantly more time caring for animals at the city’s shelter instead of farming out the services to a local pet hospital.Community Service
We work closely with the Antioch Animal Shelter to assist them with animals in their care. We are concerned about the welfare of stray and abandoned pets, and we do our best to help with their medical needs. Our doctors visit the shelter three times a week to advise the staff at the shelter regarding the needs of shelter animals, and many of the dogs and cats from the shelter visit our veterinary hospital to be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We encourage you to visit the shelter and adopt a pet in need!In an attempt to reduce its intake numbers by keeping pets with their owners, Antioch Animal Services also has removed the cages behind its building for after-hour surrenders and now requires people to make an appointment to surrender their cat or dog. That gives ARF a chance to contact them before they come to the shelter to see if it can get them the help they might need to keep their pet. And, if a solution can’t be found, the information provides the shelter a head start on finding an alternative home for the animal.The shelter’s featured pets, and many other animals, are
available from Antioch Animal Services, 300 L St. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday.To inquire about surrendering your pet, please complete the . A representative from the ARF Pet Safety Net program, a partner of Antioch Animal Services, will call you within three business days to provide resources to help you keep your pet in your home, or assist you in scheduling a future appointment for surrender. We strongly encourage you to exhaust the re-homing tools and other resources that will be sent in response to your form inquiry as an alternative to surrender. As space permits, pets from the City of Antioch will be admitted to the shelter by appointment.