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

December 31, 2019

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

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

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

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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Find your BOO: Huntsville Animal Services getting festive to help long-time shelter dogs find forever homes

October 24, 2019

UPDATE (October 31, 2019): Long-time shelter dogs Hulu and Sylvia are still looking for forever homes this Halloween. Thanks to your help, Gus and Truvy from Huntsville Animal Services’ “Find you BOO” campaign have finally found loving families. Due to continued construction at the Huntsville Animal Shelter, Animal Services remains overcapacity with 68 animals available for adoption, including 50 dogs. Call Huntsville Animal Services at (256) 883-3782 or visit the shelter [more]

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Animal Shelter under construction – free adoptions until hard hats disappear

October 13, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services will be under construction at the Shelter location for the next four to six months to make kennel improvements. During this time, there will be limited kennels for our homeless dogs. As a result, the Shelter is offering free adoptions for medium and large size dogs. Some restrictions may apply with some canines.​ Please help save a Shelter dog’s life by visiting and adopting! The Shelter continues to receive an average of 10 to 12 dogs [more]

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Falling For Shelter Pets – FEE WAIVED Adoptions

October 4, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services is once again overwhelmed with homeless dogs that need immediate help.  The shelter is offering a FEE-WAIVE adoption special for adult dogs and cats from today through Saturday, October 12. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter has taken in 82 animals throughout the week. Most are adult dogs.  Help save a Shelter Pet’s Life by visiting and adopting! Visit the Shelter at 4950 Triana Boulevard, Monday through [more]

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$10 Pet Adoption Blowout

September 15, 2019

It’s the best deal in town! Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 Blowout Pet Adoption special starting Monday, September 16, through Saturday, September 28. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter relies on the community to adopt dozens of pets coming into the Shelter each week. You can help save a pet’s life and earn a new best friend.  Please visit the Shelter and get to know these loving and playful animals. There’s always room [more]

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Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions At Huntsville Animal Services

September 8, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services continues to receive homeless pets daily and Shelter volunteers say they need the community’s urgent help to house more than 80 dogs and 20 cats. Starting Monday, September 9, through Saturday, September 14, adoption fees will be waived on most of the animals at the Shelter. To meet the dozens of beautiful pets needing a home, visit the Shelter at 4950 Triana Boulevard, or view the portfolio of [more]

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Benchwarmers: Shelter Pets Want to Play, Give Them a Chance

August 18, 2019

About 15 dogs and cats come into the Huntsville Animal Shelter each day.  It is emotionally challenging for these animals to be housed in the Shelter, and Animal Services volunteers are working hard to find them loving families. There is always something special about each of our Shelter pets, and volunteers want you to give them a chance to join your family.  To help entice adoptions throughout the month of August, fees will be waived for dogs and cats housed at the Shelter for more [more]

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