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Adopt a Shelter Pet Day: Help Huntsville Animal Services clear the kennels

Published on April 30, 2024

In the market for a new fur-ever friend? There are plenty available for adoption as Huntsville Animal Services seeks to clear the kennels for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, observed annually on April 30.

Animal Services Interim Director Virgie Graham said the shelter is full after taking in 70 dogs last week. Beginning Friday, May 3, the shelter is waiving fees on most adult dogs and cats through Saturday, May 11.

“We need your help to solve the problem in Huntsville and across the country,” Graham said. “We’re slashing fees and encouraging adoptions for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, but we really need more people to adopt, foster and take advantage of spay and neuter programs.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.3 million animals enter U.S. shelters every year.

Can’t adopt right now? Animal Services also offers a foster program that temporarily removes animals from the shelter and can improve their chances of being adopted.

Each pet is spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before leaving the shelter. The animals also come with a City license and a free bag of pet food.

Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions of available animals.

Animal Services is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 256-883-3782, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/Animal or visit them on Facebook to learn more.