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Summer Season brings Cool Cats and Hot Dogs 

July 1, 2020 Click to view Summer Season brings Cool Cats and Hot Dogs 

There are a lot of cool cats and hot dogs available for adoption at Huntsville Animal Services. With the hot days of summer still ahead, this is the perfect time to help us cool down the Shelter by adopting one of the many kittens and cats, dogs and puppies needing good homes. To make your pet adoption a breeze, throughout the month of July most adult cats and dogs are only $5 [more]

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A Tie Dye Experience at the Animal Shelter

June 18, 2020 Click to view A Tie Dye Experience at the Animal Shelter

Huntsville Animal Services has a lot of dogs in many shapes, colors and sizes, just right to match the Tie Dye T-Shirts the dogs may be wearing.  This is a special time for our Shelter dogs to express their personalities during the Tie Dye adoption promotion for the month of June. Adoption fees have been waived on most dogs. Come to the Shelter on Monday through Saturday during regular business hours.  There are some restrictions with [more]

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Be a Shelter Pet’s Lucky Charm

March 9, 2020 Click to view Be a Shelter Pet’s Lucky Charm

You don’t need a four-leaf clover or the luck of the Irish to be a Shelter pet’s Lucky Charm. Huntsville Animal Services is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by offering FREE adoptions for most of its Shelter dogs and cats from March 9 – 21. Visit our furry friends for the best St. Patrick’s deal in town!  During the Lucky Charm free pet adoption special, you’ll discover pets of every personality, shape, size, and color.  Adopted pets will be spayed or [more]

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Huntsville Animal Shelter is at capacity – calling for adoptions, fosters, and photographers 

February 26, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Animal Shelter is at capacity – calling for adoptions, fosters, and photographers 

Huntsville Animal Services is at capacity with too many dogs housed in the kennels. Shelter staff are looking for people who are willing to help with adoptions, fostering, and photographing pets to encourage adoptions. For those looking to adopt a pet, the Shelter is filled with loving dogs needing a home. For those who cannot adopt but love animals, this is is a wonderful opportunity to provide temporary help by fostering a pet at home for a few days. Off-site housing provides [more]

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Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

February 20, 2020 Click to view Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

Looking for a summer internship? The City of Huntsville offers outstanding learning opportunities for motivated college students wanting career experience. We have positions in the Administration – Business Relations, Communication, Multicultural Affairs; in Animal Services, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology Services, Legal, Legal (prosecution office) Planning, Natural Resources, and Traffic Engineering. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in [more]

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Municipal Offices Closed – President’s Day Holiday

February 13, 2020 Click to view Municipal Offices Closed – President’s Day Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, February 17. This includes Parks & Recreation facilities and the Animal Shelter. Garbage Collection: Monday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 18.   Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, February 21. Public Transit: Shuttle bus and paratransit service (Handi-Ride) will be in service on Monday, February 17. Public Safety:  Police and Fire essential personnel will remain on [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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Santa Paws: Animal Services, Visitors Bureau team up to promote adoptable dogs at local pet-friendly hotels

December 5, 2019 Click to view Santa Paws: Animal Services, Visitors Bureau team up to promote adoptable dogs at local pet-friendly hotels

In an effort to find a home for the holidays, four Huntsville Animal Services shelter dogs got a special treat this week. Sid, Frank, Philly and Titus explored four of Huntsville’s pet-friendly hotels to raise awareness for animal adoptions. Photos linked above. Karen Buchan, Huntsville Animal Services Animal Care Supervisor, said the shelter currently has around 70 animals looking for homes. “The shelter can be a lonely place for animals, especially during [more]

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Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019 Click to view Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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