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Martinez animal shelter receives 33 dogs Jan. 3

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Overcrowding at Contra Costa County Animal Services is always a problem, but the issue was made significantly worse Tuesday, Jan. 3, when 33 dogs came into the Martinez shelter. A post on Smart Paws Pet Resources’ Facebook page showed nine dogs crowded into one kennel at the …

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Probe finds shelter procedures not followed

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune An investigation by Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) officials found staff failed to follow established protocol and practiced poor communication when performing end of life procedures on dogs June 18 when one of five was mistakenly put down. CCAS shelter staff performed services on five …

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Shelter halts animal surrender services

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Animals Services Department (CCASD) announced this week they will be temporarily ceasing the acceptance of owner-surrendered animals at their shelters in Martinez and Pinole due to the volume of animals at both facilities. Certain exceptions to this temporary freeze will be made for …

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