If you see an animal that you are interested in adopting on our website, you will need to visit the animal care center where the animal is located. If you see an animal you are interested in adopting at one of our animal care centers, you may adopt it if it is available, or place a “Commitment to Adopt” (CTA) if the animal has not yet completed its legal hold period. CTA’s must be placed in person at the animal care centers and each animal may only have one CTA. Please note that we hold all stray animals for four days, not including their day of arrival in order to give pet owners an opportunity to look for their lost pet. Once an animal’s holding period has ended, it will be made available for adoption. CTA’s may not be placed on animals whose holding period is still in effect when the stray holding period has ended, it can immediately be adopted. If the animal has been surrendered to one of our animal care centers by its owners and is already sterilized, you may be able to take the animal home the same day. If the animal needs to be spayed or neutered, state law requires this surgery to be performed prior to the release of the animal. In the meantime, however, the adoption paperwork can be processed.