A little family (Momma Gigi (A237308) and her pups) was brought to us at the Shelter back at the end of May. The pups were only a day old, with their umbilical cords still attached. Their “owner” had gotten Gigi from someone else, a couple of months before, and had no idea that Gigi was pregnant. Gigi had not been to see a veterinarian and had mostly been living outside. Lucky for all of them, they were brought here.
Pregnancy is hard on a small young dog like Gigi, who was very underweight when she arrived but is a healthy 9.5 pounds now. Many teeny pups do not survive their first days either. The whole family was given veterinary exams and care, and then went into one of our Shelter’s fabulous Foster Homes!
- Gigi and her babies are now up for adoption: www.scanimalshelter.org/adoption
- Are you interested in Fostering? Learn more at www.scanimalshelter.org/foster.
- Do you know a pet that needs to get altered? Read about Planned Pethood at www.scanimalshelter.org/planned_petHood_fees.
The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is here to help pets in need!
Gigi is two year-old, spayed/female, Chihuahua mix
To adopt your new friend, visit one of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter locations, or their website at www.scanimalshelter.org
- Santa Cruz Location (Public Entrance): 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, 95062
- Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Watsonville Location
: 580 Airport Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12-1) Closed on Sunday
SCCAS Main line: 831-454-7200. Animal Control: 831-454-7227. After-Hours Emergency: 831-471-1182