Free cat, dog adoptions offered to relieve crowded animal shelters

Adoptions of cats and dogs at shelters operated by Contra Costa Animal Services are free through July 6 due to a lack of kennel space, officials said.

As of Sunday morning there were 150 dogs and 129 cats of all ages, including kittens and puppies, at the agencies shelters in Martinez and Pinole.

Because of the lack of space, Contra Costa Animal Services is not accepting cats and kittens, with the exception of sick or injured cats/kittens (including unweaned kittens) until further notice.

The agency is also currently unable to accept rabbits, officials said. The agency has shelters at 4800 Imhoff Place in Martinez and 910 San Pablo Ave. in Pinole.

A list of available animals with pictures is available online here.