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Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

December 1, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) wants to put furry friends in loving homes this holiday season and is slashing fees to make it happen. As part of its “Home for the Holidays” promotion, HAS is waiving adoption fees on 25 different animals that will be featured on Facebook.com/HuntsvilleAnimalServices each day leading up to Christmas. Kicking off the promotion is Moore, a mixed breed that loves walks and other dogs. HAS Director Dr. Karen [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services waiving adoption fees on most animals

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services waiving adoption fees on most animals

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is waiving adoption fees on most adult dogs this week to help them find loving, caring homes before the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, adult cats can be adopted for $10, though some are also free to a good home. Kittens and puppies are $50. Lowered adoption fees as well as no-fee adoptions help reduce shelter populations. For those who can’t adopt right now, HAS offers a sleepover foster program [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed Nov. 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection: Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 26. Public Transit: There will be no Orbit fixed-route or Access paratransit service Nov. 25. Service will resume Nov. 26. Parks & Recreation: Recreation centers and facilities will be closed Nov. 25-26 and reopen Saturday, Nov. 27. Animal Services: Huntsville Animal Services will [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services kennels ‘stuffed’ with adoptable pets

November 15, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services kennels ‘stuffed’ with adoptable pets

As Thanksgiving approaches, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is issuing a plea to potential adopters and fosters seeking a furry family member this holiday season. Through Nov. 20, adult pets can be adopted for as little as $10, though some exclusions apply. Adoptable puppies and kittens are also available for as little as $50. Each pet is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and comes with a City license and free bag of pet food. Click [more]

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Shelter Appreciation Week: At Huntsville Animal Services, support drives mission

November 10, 2021 Click to view Shelter Appreciation Week: At Huntsville Animal Services, support drives mission

Residents with room in their homes and hearts for a furry friend are encouraged to adopt or foster an animal from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) during National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. The observance represents an opportunity to show appreciation for the local shelter, its employees and volunteers who not only provide a valuable community service, but also save lives. On average, HAS takes in about 5,000 animals per year – 3,000 dogs [more]

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City of Huntsville municipal offices closed for Veterans Day

November 10, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville municipal offices closed for Veterans Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Thursday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Garbage Collection: Thursday routes will run Friday. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed. The Legacy and instructional pools at the Huntsville Aquatics Center will be open regular hours. Public Safety: Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

October 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

With Halloween is fast approaching, those with a loving home who get a kick out of dressing up their furry friends should take advantage of a “spooktacular” offer from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). The shelter is now offering adult canines and felines at a reduced rate of $10, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can be adopted for as little as $50. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said kennels are at [more]

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Find your BOO: ‘Spooktacular’ adoption campaign seeks forever homes for shelter dogs

October 15, 2021 Click to view Find your BOO: ‘Spooktacular’ adoption campaign seeks forever homes for shelter dogs

October is Huntsville History Month, and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is partnering with the City’s Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) on the third annual “Find your BOO” campaign to help four shelter dogs find forever homes. This week, adoptable dogs Paco, Reno, Isabel and Casey got to spend a sunny afternoon outside the shelter for a Halloween-themed photo shoot in Huntsville’s Twickenham, Old Town and Five Points historic districts. “Our historic districts [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

October 5, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

During the fall season, people go to great lengths to pick a perfect pumpkin to carve or display. Similar care should be taken when picking out a furry friend. Just as farmers markets, pumpkin patches and grocery stores have a seemingly endless supply of colorful pumpkins and gourds, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has plenty of animals of all shapes and sizes ready to be picked. In some cases, a new friend [more]

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Come lasso a new ‘pawdner’ at Huntsville Animal Services

September 13, 2021 Click to view Come lasso a new ‘pawdner’ at Huntsville Animal Services

Riding down the hot and dusty trail of life is no fun alone, which is why Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is inviting the public to come lasso a new “pawdner” at a reduced rate. The shelter continues to receive 10-15 dogs and cats daily, which means the same amount need to be rescued, adopted or fostered each day to prevent overcrowding and save lives. To encourage adoption of available critters, HAS [more]

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