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Assemblyman Gorell Teams with VC Animal Shelter to Promote Pet Adoptions

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell visits with animals available for adoption at the first #Gorell100 Pet Rescue event in May.

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell visits with animals available for adoption at the first #Gorell100 Pet Rescue event in May.

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell visits with animals available for adoption at the first #Gorell100 Pet Rescue event in May.

Teaming up with Ventura County Animal Services, Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) announced that he has kicked off the #Gorell100 Pet Rescue event.  Assemblyman Gorell invited community members to come out and adopt a new pet to help reduce the severe overcrowding at local shelters. The adoption drive aimed to find permanent, loving “forever homes” for animals from the Camarillo Animal Shelter – a no-kill shelter that is currently over capacity. Assemblyman Gorell paid the adoption fees for the first 100 pets adopted. The events were held on Thursday, September 11 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo, in Thousand Oaks; Friday, September 12 at Plaza Park in Oxnard; and Saturday, September 13 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter.

“As an Assemblyman, I have supported laws that raise awareness of the plight of lost and abandoned animals and laws that make it easier and less expensive for people to adopt,” said Assemblyman Jeff Gorell. “This year, I supported AB 2326 which would have allowed Californians to deduct the cost of adopting shelter pets from their state taxes.  This would help reduce shelter animals and save taxpayers money.”

The #Gorell100 Pet Rescue event helped empty the overflowing Camarillo Animal Shelter. Gorell said that not only did the adoption drive find new homes for the animals currently in the shelter, but it will also open up space so that it can take in new animals in need of temporary shelter until they too can be adopted.

n May, Gorell hosted a similar event and it was a resounding success. Together with the community, he was able to find permanent, loving homes for 100 animals and helped reduce the critical overcrowding at Ventura County Animal Services.

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