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Free pet adoption for military and family members at many San Diego shelters

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Harmon and Rebel DogVeterans, active-duty military and their families can adopt pets for free at several county animal shelters during Memorial day weekend, from May 26 to May 28.

Adoption fees are being paid by Animals for Armed Forces, a Fullerton-based nonprofit that gives free pet adoptions as a way to thank members of the military. County Animal Services will provide vaccinations, spay/neuter, a microchip, licensing and a free veterinary exam within the first 10 days.

Service members can adopt a dog, cat or rabbit from among hundreds of animals up for adoption at three county animal shelters in Carlsbad, Bonita and central San Diego.

This is the third time County Animal Services participated in the nonprofit’s free adoption event, which is also being offered at several dozen other locations throughout Southern California and Utah.

Free adoption is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 26 to May 28 at the following county shelters:

* North Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad.

* Central Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego.

* South Shelter, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita.

The shelters will be closed on Memorial Day, May 29.

The adoption waiver applies to active-duty, reserve and veterans of the Navy, , Coast Guard, Air Force, Army, National Guard and their immediate families. Bring a photo ID and one of the following to be eligible for the fee waiver: a military ID, Dependent ID, Veterans ID, DD-214 and driver’s license or NGB Form 22.

Call County Animal Services at (619) 767-2675.

Visit sddac.com and animalsforarmedforces.org

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