Merced County Animal Shelter, 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Adoption fees for the pet of the week are $25 for dogs and $15 for cats. If it is adopted before the newspaper comes out today, another pet can be chosen in its place. Call (209) 385-7436.
Mariposa County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5599 N. Highway 49, Mariposa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (Times can vary, so call ahead.) Adoption fees are $40 for cats and $70 for dogs, cash only. All pets are spayed or neutered and have all their shots. Call (209) 966-5275.
Last Hope Cat Kingdom, 6660 Bailey Road, Atwater. Discounted adoption fees for pets of the week are $50 for cats and $80 for dogs. All pets are vaccinated, spayed and neutered. Call (209) 357-5425.
Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1021 E. Childs Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Adoption fees for pets of the week are $50 for adult dogs, $60 for puppies and $35 for cats. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.