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Animal Services Reports Record 92% Live Release Rate for May

May 28, 2015
(Huntsville, AL) -- Animal Services is pleased to report a record live release rate for month of May. The Empty the Shelter - Fill your Heart challenge resulted in a 92 percent live release rate from May 1 to May 28. That's 437 pet adoptions!

"The high adoption number is an incredible accomplishment for our community, but even with this good news, we just received 95 dogs and 48 cats that also need a loving home," said Animal Services Director Karen Sheppard. "I invite the public to come in and help us boost that rate even higher in the last few days of the month."

The "Empty the Shelter" challenge hosted adoption events at PetSmart, extended hours and special adoption rates at the shelter, and increased its pet counseling with current pet owners.

"It is an ongoing effort to work with citizens to keep their pets and to reconnect strays with their owners," said Sheppard.

For more information, visit Friends of Huntsville Animal Services on Facebook or call 256-883-3783 for shelter hours and locations.


For more information, contact Karen Buchan, Huntsville Animal Services, 256-883-3945, karen.buchan@huntsvilleal.gov.

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About Huntsville Animal Services Huntsville Animal Service (H.A.S.) accepts responsibility for more than 5,000 dogs and cats each year both within the city of Huntsville and throughout most of the Madison County. H.A.S. in conjunction with Madison County Animal Control are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions, encouraging spay/neuter programs, reducing animal cruelty, ending euthanasia, and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. Visit us on the web at www.huntsvilleal.gov/animal and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/huntsvilleanimalservices. ??

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