By Blair Tellers
After an unusual animal hoarding bust that brought on a surge of homeless cats - followed by a distemper outbreak that halted adoptions and instigated the quarantine of 175 felines in mid-September - the hubbub is finally tapering off at the San Martin Animal Shelter.
As of Saturday, locals looking for a purring pal are welcome to visit the facility at 12370 Murphy Ave., which is currently offering a fabulous promotion with a twofold benefit for destitute animals and adopters on a budget.
Whereas normal adoption fees for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens range from $90 to $120, prices have been slashed to rock bottom in conjunction with Empty Our Shelters - a drive now emphasized between six shelters in San Jose, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Silicon Valley and Santa Clara. Beginning now and lasting until Oct. 16, the adoption fees for puppies/dogs is $50, and as of Saturday, the adoption fee for kittens/cats is $10 (see the box in this story for more details on adopting).
If you want to peruse (online) the furry faces begging you to take them home, visit www.sccgov.org, then click on the "adopt a pet" link. A number of adoptable pets have profiles and pictures, as do other creatures of various species that often end up in the shelter, such as neglected horses..." More