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Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

July 28, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, which is why fostering can sometimes be a better fit for both the person and the pooch. Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, for those interested in meeting dogs in need of foster care. Those who attend the free session will learn more about the City’s foster program and participate in a brief [more]

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The Rescue Games: Huntsville Animal Services issues adoption plea

July 21, 2021 Click to view The Rescue Games: Huntsville Animal Services issues adoption plea

As the summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is asking the public to accomplish a different kind of Olympic feat by adopting or fostering a furry friend. The Shelter continues to see higher-than-usual dog surrenders at its facility on 4950 Triana Boulevard in Huntsville. That’s why HAS has extended its lowered adoption rates through the end of July ­– $10 for adult dogs and cats, though some [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services slashes fees to help clear the kennels

July 14, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services slashes fees to help clear the kennels

The Shelter has taken in over 100 animals in two days, and to save their lives, new homes need to be found quickly. To that end, adult cat adoption fees have been lowered from $35 to $10, while kitten fees are reduced from $50 to $35. Most adult dog adoption fees are now $10, though some exclusions apply. Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions of available animals. The adoption package [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services issues urgent plea for adopters, fosters

July 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services issues urgent plea for adopters, fosters

Anyone wanting a furry buddy to help guard the grill this July Fourth weekend or to curl up with after a long day at the pool, consider adopting or fostering an animal from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). As the Independence Day holiday approaches, there are more than 100 animals in need of freedom from the confines of the shelter’s kennels. To that end, HAS is issuing an urgent plea for both [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

June 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the July Fourth holiday. This includes Animal Services and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of July 5-9. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Public Transit: Orbit and Access will operate a normal [more]

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City of Huntsville addresses fireworks safety before July Fourth

June 23, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville addresses fireworks safety before July Fourth

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD), Huntsville Fire & Rescue (HFR) and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) are urging the community to practice firework safety ahead of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Mac McFarlen speaks June 23 during a press conference aimed at urging fireworks safety. At left are Dr. Karen Sheppard, director of Huntsville Animal Services, and Deputy Chief Charles Brooks of Huntsville Police. During a June [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services ‘barking’ at the seams

June 15, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services ‘barking’ at the seams

HUNTSVILLE, AL – With so many dog of all ages, sizes and colors, Huntsville Animal Services is barking – er bursting – at the seams. To help clear the kennels, the Shelter has lowered adoption fees to just $10 this week, though some exceptions may apply. Most of the dogs are ages 1 and older and are waiting for a forever home. Some have been at the Shelter too long and [more]

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Council approves $1.2 million contract for Huntsville Animal Services renovation

June 14, 2021 Click to view Council approves $1.2 million contract for Huntsville Animal Services renovation

An upcoming third expansion and renovation at Huntsville Animal Services will help streamline day-to-day operations while also saving lives of adoptable pets. At its June 10 meeting, the Huntsville City Council unanimously approved a $1.2 million agreement between Mayor Tommy Battle and Chorba Construction Services. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. Benefits of the planned expansion at Huntsville Animal Services include a larger surgical suite, streamlined laundry operations and a bay [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Memorial Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of May 31-June 4. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are closed except the splash [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services reduces fee for ‘genetically adoptable’ pets

May 20, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services reduces fee for ‘genetically adoptable’ pets

It’s become increasingly popular for pet owners to submit DNA tests to determine an animal’s breed, but Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has taken away some of the guesswork by certifying its pets as 100% genetically adoptable. Starting Friday, May 21, adopters can take home a furry companion for as little as $10. There are more than 50 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at the shelter in need of a temporary or [more]

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