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October 19, 2010 > Black & White Furball

Black & White Furball

By Simon Wong

Kittens, cats, dogs, puppies, bunnies and other critters of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages are searching for new homes. Staff and volunteers at the Hayward Animal Shelter are busy grooming their charges for the 7th annual Black & White Furball in an effort to find them loving owners.

Traditionally, most animals available for adoption are black and white; hence the event's name, but prospective owners will also be able to choose animals of a different hue.

There will be a BBQ, games, face painting and a Halloween costume contest for children. Every child who attends in a costume will get a prize.

The event is sponsored by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers.

7th Annual Black & White Furball
Saturday, October 23
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hayward Animal Shelter
16 Barnes Court, Hayward
(510) 293-7200 ext. 7

Hayward Animal Shelter Adoption Fees
Female cats/kittens: $107
Male cats/kittens: $97
Female dogs/puppies: $166.50
Male dogs/puppies: $141.50
Female rabbits: $85
Male rabbits: $70
All other animals - turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, etc.: $20.

Dog and cat fees include sterilization, shots (not rabies), a microchip, a cardboard carrier for cats, and a license for dogs if the adopters are Hayward residents. If the adopter lives outside the City of Hayward, the license fee is deducted.

If a pet enters the shelter already spayed or neutered, the fee is reduced because the shelter does not have to subsidize the procedure.

Low-cost Spay/Neuter certificates (to owners whose pets are intact)

Male cat/kitten: $20
Male dogs: $35
Female dogs: $60

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