As collegiate basketball teams across the country battle for a title, hundreds of homeless animals in Santa Barbara County battle for their forever home. In honor of March Madness, Animal Services will be offering adoption discounts on long term dogs and cats starting today and running until the end of the tournament on April 4, 2011.

During the March Madness Tournament all animals that have been at the shelter for 60 days or longer are eligible for a $10 discount for dogs and a $5 discount for cats. There is an additional $5 or $10 discount for every 30 days thereafter. Maximum discount is $50 for dogs and $40 for cats.

Shelter animals have all of the qualities you look for in your Most Valuable Pet. They are loyal, loving companions. Not only do they enjoy playing when it is game time but they also enjoy relaxing with you after your victory. Everyone wins when you adopt a shelter animal.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services has three locations for you to visit and recruit your newest team member. The Santa Maria Animal Center is located at 548 W. Foster Rd in Santa Maria, the Lompoc Shelter is located at 1501 W. Central Ave in Lompoc, and the Santa Barbara Shelter is located at 5473 Overpass Rd in Goleta. Animals are available for recruitment Monday through Friday from 10am until 4:30pm and on Saturdays from 10am until 3:30pm. Visit the shelter and add a new member to your team!


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