On a day that is notorious for crazy price cuts and even crazier customer behavior, Animal Services suggests you skip the chaos and cozy up to a cat, dog, or rabbit instead.

On Friday, November 25th, from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. all adoptions at Santa Barbara County Animal Shelters will be 50% off. Shop early to take advantage of their Cuddlebuster deal and adopt any animal with any amount of black for free from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adoption matchmakers will be on hand to assist those looking to adopt.

Black FURday is a great time to adopt a new family member. There is plenty of time to help your new cuddly canine, fluffy feline, or beautiful bunny adjust to their new home before the Holidays. In addition, pets have many health benefits including helping you to fight off those winter blues. With all of those rich foods that tend to be enjoyed throughout December, adopting a new walking companion, also known as a dog, is sure to help you stay healthy while adopting a rabbit will encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables. Adopting a cat this time of the year has its perks as well; like a built in lap warmer which can help reduce your heating bills.

All three Santa Barbara County Animal Shelters’ are full of amazing animals with a lot of love left to give. This holiday season, when all is focused on giving, open your home to a shelter pet. Giving the gift of a home to a homeless animal is sure to leave you on the receiving end of many things including unconditional love.

All adopted animals include a health check, spay or neuter, applicable vaccinations, and a starter bag of food. Licensing fees may apply.

Participating shelters: Santa Maria Animal Center at 548 West Foster Road, Santa Maria; La PAWS Adoption Center at 1501 West Central Avenue, Lompoc; Santa Barbara Shelter at 5473 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara