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

Published on April 26, 2023

Come meet your match and help Huntsville Animal Services clear the kennels for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, recognized every year on April 30.

The shelter is waiving fees on most adult dogs and cats through May 3. Animal Services Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said the shelter is full to the brim after taking in more than 90 dogs last week.

“We need your help to solve the problem here in Huntsville and across the country,” Sheppard said. “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is an excuse to slash fees and encourage adoptions, but in reality, we 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.

“We’re running out of room,” Sheppard added. “Help us clear the shelter through adoptions or our foster program, which gives an animal a temporary home and improves its odds 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 free bag of pet food.

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

Animal Services is open Monday through 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.

A graphic promoting National Shelter Pet Adoption Day featuring a dog, cat and a small boy.