Santa Cruz animal shelter offering half-price adoptions in December

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is offering a half-price adoption special due to an overload of animals at the shelter.

Shelter officials said the adoption price for all dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits will be half price through December.

The adoption fee will include having the pet spayed or neutered, micro chipping and registration, age appropriate vaccinations, routine treatment for fleas and worms and a free pet wellness exam with local participating veterinarians.

For more information about adopting a pet from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and to view adoptable animals, stop by the shelter location at 1001 Rodriguez St. in Santa Cruz or visit the shelter's website at