While the major storm that passed through the Bay Area on Sunday may have temporarily eclipsed thoughts of Halloween, a Peninsula shelter is going all out with a spooky theme and free adoption for its small animals.

“Our shelter is being overwhelmed with an abundance of rabbits and guinea pigs. Currently we are running a Halloween promotion where all adoption fees are waived on small animals,” said Buffy Martin Tarbox, spokeswoman for the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.

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The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA staff prepare animal friendly treats as part of the Hoppy Bun-O-Ween event. (Video courtesy of PHSSPCA/YouTube)

“We decided to lean fully into the Halloween theme and carved bell peppers as jack-o’-lanterns, created boo-nanas (bananas with beet eyes and a blueberry mouth) and carved beets into cute Halloween shapes. We then offered these small animal friendly treats to our rabbits and guinea pigs,” Tarbox said.

With the “atmospheric river” rainstorm that hit the Bay Area over the weekend, the approach of Halloween Sunday, Oct. 31, has been somewhat overshadowed, but animals are still awaiting adoption at the shelter in San Mateo.

The humane society’s website offers more information on available animals and how to adopt them from the shelter.