KCBS_740 MARTINEZ (KCBS) — Big dogs are creating crowded conditions at Contra Costa County animal shelters, and shelter officials are hoping some animal lovers will take advantage of a special offer to adopt them.

The County Animal Services Department is obligated to take in all strays that come their way, according to shelter spokesperson David Burdo.

“We’re just over 255, and that’s just between both shelters in Pinole, and Martinez,” Burdo said.

Burdo told KCBS that 70-percent or more of the animals in the shelter are considered big, weighing 25 pounds or more.

The shelter is offering big dog adoptions for just $5 until May 7th.

“That’s a savings of anywhere between $100 to $170,” Burdo said.

Despite the deal, there have been few takers.


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