Hundreds of people and their furry friends took advantage of Paws San Diego on Sunday in City Heights.
The event, which is hosted by the San Diego Humane Society, offered a lot of special services and freebies such as dog licensing, vaccinations, free pet training tips, low-cost spay and neutering appointments and microchipping.
The half-day event was a huge help for those pet owners who either can't afford or can't find the time to keep their pets healthy and up to date on vaccinations.
"I really appreciate it, I think it's great because the vet is so expensive and it would cost most of these people $150 especially if you have a dog it's very expensive," said Leslie Gay, a cat owner.
Every year, more than 45,000 homeless pets enter San Diego's shelters, primarily because families either lack resources or access to affordable pet services, the Humane Society said.