Press Release: City of El Paso Animal Services Offers Free Adoptions, Microchips, Pet Vaccines During WinterFest

EL PASO, Texas – Embracing the spirit of the season, El Paso Animal Services is thrilled to take part in a series of WinterFest pet events for the community.

The carefully curated program features a variety of heartwarming activities for residents and their cherished pets during the following dates and locations:

WHAT:          FREE Dog Adoptions

WHEN:         6 to 11 p.m.; every Friday-Sunday during WinterFest

WHERE:      San Jacinto Plaza (111 W Mills Ave.)

Sunny Santa Paws at THE RINK

(Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza)


Thursday November 30

5 to 8 p.m.


Thursday, December 28

5 to 8 p.m.


Thursday, December 14

5 to 8 p.m.


Animal Services will host FREE dog adoptions EVERY Friday through Sunday, from 6 to 11 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza during WinterFest where finding the magic of your perfect canine companion awaits.

As an extra treat every other Thursday evening (November 30, December 14, and December 28) from 5 to 8 p.m., the Rink at WinterFest transforms into a pet wonderland. Bring your beloved pets for a photoshoot with Sunny Santa Paws, free dog adoptions, pet vendors, free pet microchips and low-cost vaccines from Far East Animal Care Clinic. 

Low-cost vaccines from Far East Animal Care Clinic will include rabies, for pets 12 weeks and up, Parvo, Bordetella, Leukemia, FVRCP, Rattlesnake, and Canine Flu vaccines. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and should be at least 6 weeks of age for microchipping services.

For more details and to stay updated on El Paso Animal Services events, visit or follow El Paso Animal Services on social media.


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