Animal shelter closure overwhelms Dublin facility

TVAR sponsors adoption fair Sunday, July 18

Budget cuts led to the closure of the Fairmont Animal Shelter in San Leandro at the end of June, meaning about 13 dogs, 17 cats and five other animals were moved to the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin. In order to alleviate some of the overcrowding, Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) is sponsoring an adoption fair on Sunday.

Anyone looking for a dog or cat is encouraged to stop by from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 18, at the facility located at 4595 Gleason Drive. Adopters of dogs will receive three training sessions with a professional trainer, a bed, leash, collar and food -- a more than $200 value -- for free. Cat adopters will receive a bed, food and toys, as well.

TVAR also needs more volunteers to help socialize the dogs and cats at the Dublin shelter or to provide a foster home until they find permanent homes. Anyone interested should call 803-7043 or email at

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