Animal Shelters Reduce Fees

By Mary M. Long

"When I did the numbers, I knew I had to do something," said Monica Nolan, director of Animal Services for Ventura County. With more than 2,500 animals surrendered this year, the numbers were up 500 from the same time last year. As an animal lover, Nolan takes her responsibility to heart, and decided to slash adoption rates through the end of November. "Thanks for Giving Them a Home" is the shelter's holiday program that she hopes will bring more adoptive families into the shelter. "I think it's working,” said Nolan, who is

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