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Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Animal Shelter Continues Modified Hours This Week

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will continue modified hours through the weekend and will assess whether to continue modified hours or transition back to its regular schedule.

Modified hours of operation:

Thursday, Nov. 15: 1 - 6 p.m. Adoption Center/Receiving

Friday, Nov. 16: 1 -6 p.m. Adoption Center/Receiving

Saturday, Nov. 17: 1 -5 p.m. Adoption Center only

Sunday, Nov. 18: Closed

The shelter will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 22-24, and on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Shelter update

Shelter staff are in the process of transferring animals seized in the recent animal cruelty case to other organizations.

Two dogs have been reclaimed by their registered owners according to the microchip and supporting vet records.

Animal Investigation and Response continues to provide critical support for the animals housed in an off-site location, as well as assisting with placement options for the animals both in the shelter and those involved in the seizure.

“We want to extend our deepest gratitude to AIR and all our community partners and citizens for the outpouring of support,” said Animal Services Manager Kara Montiel. “This has been a tremendous effort by all. We want to encourage people to be patient as we provide medical treatment and find homes for the animals involved in this case.”


November adoption Specials

The shelter is offering several adoption specials in November:

  • Homes 4 the Holidays Cat Adoption month: $20 cat adoptions
  • Senior Pet Adoption Month: $1 for any animal over 7 years old
  • All dogs and puppies $45


The shelter is accepting monetary donations for medical treatment of the animals involved in the cruelty case, and donations may be earmarked for the care of a specific animal.

Donations can be made online at Donation receipts should then be emailed to with the sponsored animal’s name and ID number in the body of the email. The animals’ ID numbers can be found online at and clicking on “Adoptable Animals.”

If the funds exceed what is needed for treating sponsored animals, the excess funds will be used for medical needs of other animals in the shelter.

For more information, contact the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter at

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