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Operation Rescue Paws by C.C. Animal Services, C.C. Humane Society & S. Oregon Humane Society

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There is an exciting undertaking between Contra Costa Animal Services, Contra Costa Humane Society, and Southern Oregon Humane Society. On Thursday (March 31) at 9:30 a.m., volunteers from Contra Costa Animal Services will load up 15-20 of our shelter dogs to drive them in caravan to Oregon, where they are in need of small & medium sized dogs to adopt (imagine!). This effort, dubbed “Operation Rescue Paws” started with a small plane flight of 4 dogs to Oregon earlier this month and will continue with this road trip. Contra Costa Animal Services will perform the spays & neuters while CC Humane Society is raising funds to pay for them. Volunteers will provide temporary foster homes to the dogs until Thursday while they recover from surgery.

This collaborative effort is focusing on dogs that have been at the shelter a long time who need a second chance at finding their forever homes.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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Skyler the kitten used one of her 9 lives to get saved from a hawk

Skyler. Photo by Melinda Lassair, Clayton, CA.
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It’s not every day that kittens fall from the sky.  But in mid-September, Anna witnessed just that.  Drawn to her backyard after hearing a ruckus and neighbor dogs barking, Anna found that a hawk had accidentally dropped a baby kitten onto her lawn and was circling above, getting ready to dive down and pick it back up again.

She threw open the door and rushed outside, scooping the severely underweight kitten up and scaring off the hawk.  Once inside, Anna evaluated the tiny Siamese mix and found that amazingly, she was still in one piece.  She obviously had been without food for quite some time, as every tiny bone in her fragile body was evident to the eye.
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Posted on Thursday, November 4th, 2010
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Contra Costa Humane Society gets a fresh new face

Photo by flickr user pasotraspaso used under a Creative Commons License.

For close to two decades, Contra Costa Humane Society has been a strong yet quiet force in the local community, working to help improve the lives of pets and their humans.

Though small and volunteer-run, their reach is wide, providing services ranging from adoptions, to spay/neuter assistance and emergency medical aid.

Over the past year, CCHS has undergone significant growth, including two new programs: Kitty Corner, a shelter collaboration  with Contra Costa Animal Services, and AniMeals Pet Food Bank, a partnership with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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C.C. Humane Society opens Kitty Corner to help Animal Services Dept.

Photo by Flickr user WF&DT used under a Creative Commons License
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The month of March brought with it the much anticipated opening of one of the Contra Costa Humane Society’s newest programs: Kitty Corner!

Kitty Corner is a private shelter that houses some of Contra Costa County Animal Services’ surplus adult cats.  During kitten season, many adult cats find themselves out of luck as decreased space and heightened interest in young kittens means that adult cats (even as young as one year old!) are often overlooked. In addition, the current economy has caused surrender rates to increase while decreasing adoptions.

With this first-of-its-kind partnership between a local rescue group and Animal Services, CCHS hopes to help offload some of the feline frenzy that fills the public shelter every Spring, Summer and Fall by providing additional off-site space at CCHS.
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Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Under: Cats, Contra Costa Humane Society, Kittens | 1 Comment »

Contra Costa Humane Society & these pets need your help


Times are tough right now for many of our neighbors, friends and family. With so much financial unease in our communities, many companion animals are feeling the pinch as well. Many caretakers are not able to provide their animals with the medical care they might so desperately need.
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Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2008
Under: Cats, Contra Costa Humane Society, dogs, Pigs, Spay/Neuter | 2 Comments »