CCHS operates the following key programs in Contra Costa County:
Adoption Program: CCHS takes companion dogs and cats from local public shelters and places them in foster homes until they find their loving forever homes. Animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before adoption.
AniMeals: In partnership with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, CCHS distributes pet food and supplies to our neediest families, in order to help them keep their pets. We receive donations from community groups, businesses, and individuals.
Education and Resources: CCHS helps educate the public on animal-care issues, including owner pet-care issues and advocacy.
Foster Program: Foster homes provide temporary refuge, care and companionship to homeless dogs and cats until we find their permanent homes. CCHS pays for all food, medical and supply expenses.
Kitty Corner: A first-of-its-kind collaborative partnership with Contra Costa County Animal Services, Kitty Corner is a private shelter for adult and special needs cats. Cats enjoy spacious enclosures at night and free-roam during the day while awaiting adoptive homes.
Re-homing Assistance Program: CCHS's Re-Homing Assistance Program is a service provided to the public when they can no longer care for their companion cats and dogs. Oftentimes, a situation arises in which an animal must be re-homed, and after exploring all other options, CCHS will post a photo and biography of the companion animal available for re-homing. These are not animals in CCHS foster care; rather, CCHS acts as a third-party advertising method for the animal.
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP reduces the number of unwanted pets in our county by providing financial assistance to low-income residents to have their animals spayed or neutered. We also provide services for feral cats.