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Furry Friends Available For Adoption
Finalizing the adoption of their new pet Sasha, Stephanie and Lolo Argumedo listened very carefully to all the information Animal Shelter Manager Danielle Merritt was going over with them. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

The Oakdale Animal Shelter that services both Riverbank and Oakdale may be small but they give their animals quality care in a big way.

This past week Riverbank resident Stephanie Argumedo and her little brother stopped by the shelter in Oakdale to add a new member to their family. Sasha, a beautiful, energetic four-month-old mix of German Shephard, Pitbull, and Terrier has found her forever home with the Argumedo’s, who have already taught her how to sit and walk on a leash.

In cooperation with the shelter, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank this Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. until noon with several shelter pets that are available for adoption.

Can’t afford to fix your pet? Want to prevent unplanned litters of kittens and puppies? Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance offers spay/neuter vouchers for cats and dogs to pet owners residing in the 95367 or 95361 zip code areas. Vouchers are valid for spay/neuter services at ACT Spay Neuter Clinic in Stockton. Free shuttle service for pets is available from Oakdale and Riverbank. To obtain cat vouchers, bring proof of residency within the 95367 or 95361 zip code area. Cat voucher prices for those who qualify as low income (must provide EBT card, permanent Medi-Cal card, or PG&E Cares Program proof) are $20 in cash for each tame cat and for feral cats in traps, $10 each. Cat voucher prices for non-low income residents are $30 for tame cats and $20 for feral cats. For dog vouchers, you must bring proof of zip code residency, and proof of low income (EBT card, permanent Medi-Cal card, or PG&E Cares Program proof). Dog vouchers are $40 each, cash only.

Vouchers for Chihuahuas, Chihuahua mixes, pit bulls, or pit bull mixes do not require low income qualification. Limit three vouchers per address. You do not need to bring your pet with you to apply for a voucher. Some restrictions apply. Call 209 543-5434 for further information.

Pet owners may apply for vouchers at the following locations: Petco, Riverbank Crossroads Shopping Center, Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. or Oakdale Animal Shelter, 9800 Liberini Ave., Oakdale, Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. until noon.