Merced County Animal Shelter : 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal can be chosen in its place. For more information, call (209) 385-7436.
Mariposa County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 5599 N. Highway 49, Mariposa. Call (209) 966-5275. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (times can vary, so call ahead). Adoption fees: $40 for cats and $70 for dogs. Cash only. All animals are spayed or neutered and have all their shots.
Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 1021 E. Childs. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Adoption fees for pets of the week are: dogs, $50, puppies, $60, cats, $35. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.