Surviving Animals From Escondido Humane Society Fire to Be Available For Adoption at Four North San Diego County PETCOs
Who: Healthy companion animals that survived last Saturday's tragic fire will be available for adoption this Saturday. Interview/ Photo Op: These healthy animals will be available at four North County PETCO stores. However, media interested in interviews or photo opportunities are asked to go to the Escondido PETCO at 1100 West Valley Parkway at 10 a.m. The store is located near I-15 and West Valley Parkway. Call (760) 781-1600 for directions. Other locations where the healthy animals will be available for adoption include: Poway PETCO Carmel Mountain Ranch PETCO 13375 Poway Road 11160 Rancho Carmel Drive (858) 679-2020 (858) 451-8347 Encinitas PETCO 154 Encinitas Boulevard (760) 632-6600 When: Saturday, January 27, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why: Getting the surviving animals back to good health has been a top priority since the disastrous fire. Only those animals deemed healthy are being made available for adoption this weekend. Others will be available as they become healthy during the next few weeks and the media will be advised when they are available. These companion animals are special need animals and will require special care. Those considering adopting them need to understand that these animals have been through a severe trauma and will most likely require special attention for some time to come. The Escondido Humane Society will provide an adoption team at each of the PETCO stores and those teams will handle applications for the animals. People who apply must have written permission from their landlord if they are not a homeowner. If the adoption teams determine there is a match between an animal and a prospective family, the adopting family will be able to take the animal home that day. PETCO will provide adoption booklets and a free groom for each new pet owner. A "Home Again" microchip will also be provided. The Escondido Humane Society adoption fee is $95. All animals are current on their vaccinations and have been or will be spayed or neutered as part of the fee. Media Note: Please only come to the Escondido store for media and photo opportunities as that is the only store where designated spokespeople will be. Contact: Lindsey Mesenbourg of Escondido Humane Society, Cell, 619-987-4212; or Don Cowan, 858-657-2086, or cell, 619-417-5244, or Paul Jolly, 626-287-0952, both of PETCO.
PRNewswire -- Jan. 26
SOURCE: PETCO; Escondido Humane Society