All animals adopted from county shelters will be spayed or neutered, and have vaccinations, a microchip, and a one-year license for dogs in the service area. (Photo Courtesy of the County of San Diego.)

(City News Service)- Shelters in the county are nearly full of animals. The department has participated in the campaign since 2016 and has adopted out 644 pets, including 302 last year.

Nationally, the Clear the Shelters campaign has helped more than 860,000 pets find new homes since 2015.

Last year’s national campaign set a new single-year record with more than 161,000 adoptions, while also raising more than $540,000.

Visit the adoption page at to pick out first, second, and third choices for pets.

Walk-in hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at both the South Shelter, 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita, or the North Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

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