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City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

August 31, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 5-9. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed, except the Brahan Spring Park and [more]

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Grab your cape! Ribbon cutting, superhero reunion this weekend at Huntsville Animal Services

August 23, 2022 Click to view Grab your cape! Ribbon cutting, superhero reunion this weekend at Huntsville Animal Services

Adoption superheroes and their canine sidekicks are invited to Huntsville Animal Services at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, for a “superhero reunion.” The Adoption League of Superheroes – people who answered the call to rescue shelter animals by providing fur-ever homes – will gather for a reunion filled with free activities and treats that are sure to get tails wagging. “If you’ve ever volunteered here, fostered a pet or adopted an [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services extends waived adoption fees, announces superhero event

August 4, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services extends waived adoption fees, announces superhero event

Adoption superheroes of both the four-legged and two-legged kind ironed their capes, donned masks and gathered at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) on Thursday, Aug. 4, for exciting announcements from HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. The event began with a video message from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle thanking those who have answered the call to care for, foster or adopt an animal from the shelter. Sheppard added her own thanks and announced [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees through Aug. 6

July 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees through Aug. 6

Superheroes deserve super affordable prices! Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) still needs adopters as the “Adoption League of Heroes” campaign continues and is calling on the public to take advantage of waived adoption fees now through Saturday, Aug. 6. “This time of year is especially hard for shelters, and our facility is no exception,” said HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. “Summer months bring tons of kittens, adult cats, barn cats, puppies and [more]

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Huntsville public safety officials remind community about firework dangers

June 30, 2022 Click to view Huntsville public safety officials remind community about firework dangers

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. With July Fourth quickly approaching, HPD expects to receive hundreds of calls for service about illegal fireworks or possible shots fired. “These calls can detract from officers being able to respond to emergencies in the City of Huntsville,” HPD Interim Chief [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close Monday for Juneteenth

June 15, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Monday for Juneteenth

Most City of Huntsville employees will enjoy a day off Monday, June 20, to celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day. All municipal offices will close Monday, including Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of June 20-24. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities [more]

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Celebrate National Best Friends Day with a new BFF from Huntsville Animal Services

June 3, 2022 Click to view Celebrate National Best Friends Day with a new BFF from Huntsville Animal Services

As the old saying goes, “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.” Fortunately, finding a loyal and enthusiastic best friend is as easy as visiting Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). June 8 is National Best Friends Day and HAS is celebrating with $10 adoption fees for most dogs through June 12. The number of dogs at the shelter has swelled and HAS [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close for Memorial Day

May 25, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for Memorial Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of May 30-June 3. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are closed except splash pads, which will be [more]

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Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

May 10, 2022 Click to view Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

With the official start of summer approaching next month, Huntsville families are making vacation and staycation plans. Whether hitting the beach or hanging out by a backyard pool, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has dozens of potential vacation buddies available for adoption or foster. The shelter has also slashed adoption fees to $10 on most adult dogs, though some exclusions apply. “People like getting out on a warm, sunny day and dogs do, [more]

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City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

April 12, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will close Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 18. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit service Friday and Saturday. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities will close Friday but operate on a normal [more]

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