Simi Animal Shelter Hosts Pet Adoptions

Now Moorpark residents have a choice of adopting from either of two county shelters.

By Audrey Dawningsun

Moorpark residents no longer will have to travel to Camarillo to rescue and adopt shelter animals. The Simi Valley Animal Shelter is now hosting dog, cat and bunny adoptions.

Volunteers are staffing the shelter to make the adoptions possible. The shelter, at 670 W. Los Angeles Ave. (between Collins and madera), is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Laura Beth Heisen reports the shelter has a wide variety of animals in a range of sizes, ages, fur lengths and personalities.

"Animal shelters are the perfect place to adopt because you know you are saving a life," she said.

Heisen does give one warning, however: "You WILL fall in love."

Adoption fees run from $60 to $125, depending on the animal's age. All pets are already spayed or neutered, have thier shots and a microchip and get a free vet visit.

The Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive (at Camarillo Airport), is also still open. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more details, write to vcar.volunteer@ventura.org



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