Santa Paws is Coming to Town!

Berkeley Humane to deliver kittens to loving families on Christmas Eve!

Contact: Morgan Pulleyblank
Director of Development & Communications

Berkeley, Calif.—Just in time for the holidays, The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) announced a special opportunity: adopt a kitten (or kittens!) the weekend before Christmas and volunteers will deliver the pet(s) to your home on Christmas Eve to the surprise and delight of your family.

“This time of year is about love and generosity so we wanted to do something special to help find homes for our shelter pets,” noted Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. “It is really unusual to have the shelter filled with kittens so late in the year but the last few months have been warm, allowing cats to continue to have more kittens very late in the year.”

Berkeley Humane has already found loving homes for over 600 kittens and there are no signs of slowing, in fact, last Monday, over 60 kittens were flown to the Bay Area to help relieve kitten overcrowding at a large municipal shelter in Southern California.

TWEET THIS: Santa’s getting help from @BerkeleyHumane this year with kittens adopted the weekend before Christmas delivered to your home on Christmas Eve!

All available animals are posted at The adoption package includes vaccines, microchip, spay or neuter, flea/tick preventative, worm treatment, and FeLV/FIV testing (at the discretion of the veterinarian). We also provide discounts and/or free first welcome visits at local veterinary hospitals as well as optional discounted pet insurance.

A pet is a lifetime commitment, and Berkeley Humane adoptions counselors will be on-hand to help prospective adopters understand the commitment and make sure they will be ready to be a great pet parent.

WHAT: Santa Paws – Christmas Eve Adoption Deliveries
WHEN: Adopt the weekend before Christmas (Friday 12/20 thru Sunday, 12/22) for delivery on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th.
WHY: Save the lives of shelter pets. Help bring kittens home for the holiday.
WHERE: Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley CA 94710

About Berkeley Humane

With its origins dating back to 1895, today Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of a dedicated and talented volunteer and staff team, Berkeley Humane intakes animals from municipals shelters around the Bay Area who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, enrichment and lots of love. In 2018, Berkeley Humane conducted over 1,200 adoptions and touched the lives of an additional 1,000 additional pets through related services. Learn more at


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