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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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Huntsville Animal Services asks public to ‘spring’ pooches from kennels

April 8, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services asks public to ‘spring’ pooches from kennels

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is issuing an urgent plea for adopters and fosters as it grapples with an influx of homeless pets. The shelter took in nearly 60 owner-surrendered dogs and strays over the course of three days this week, which is nearly three times more than normal for this time of year. To help clear the shelter, adoption fees have dropped to $10 for most adult dogs, though some exclusions [more]

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Huntsville takes precautions ahead of winter weather event

March 11, 2022 Click to view Huntsville takes precautions ahead of winter weather event

The City of Huntsville is taking precautions to help keep employees and citizens safe ahead of this weekend’s expected winter weather event. Due to projected low temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills Friday night into Saturday, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department will close all recreation facilities Saturday, March 12. Huntsville Animal Services will delay opening its shelter at 4950 Triana Blvd. until 11 a.m., Saturday. Huntsville Transit will operate on a [more]

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‘Dog Gone Lucky’: Huntsville Animal Services urges action on homeless pets

March 9, 2022 Click to view ‘Dog Gone Lucky’: Huntsville Animal Services urges action on homeless pets

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is inviting community members to give a homeless pet a lucky break. In honor of the annual observance, HAS is slashing adoption fees for some dogs as part of a “Dog Gone Lucky” promotion, which runs through March 19. Some dogs can be adopted for as little as $10 or $35, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can [more]

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Help meowt! Huntsville Animal Services to celebrate International Rescue Cat Day

February 25, 2022 Click to view Help meowt! Huntsville Animal Services to celebrate International Rescue Cat Day

Huntsville residents in need of a whiskered, purring companion are urged to bring home a cat or kitten from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) in honor of International Rescue Cat Day. Observed annually on March 2, International Rescue Cat Day is designed to raise awareness about homeless cats and kittens and encourage adoptions. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said it’s also a great way to encourage people to spay and neuter their [more]

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Single Dogs Seek Fur-ever Love: Huntsville Animal Services hosts Valentine’s Day lovefest

February 7, 2022 Click to view Single Dogs Seek Fur-ever Love: Huntsville Animal Services hosts Valentine’s Day lovefest

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is inviting the public to find love with a furry companion as part of a weeklong celebration, I (heart) HAS. Each day, an adoptable animal in need of a loving home will be featured on the HAS Facebook page with its own personal ad. The weeklong lovefest for homeless pets will culminate with open house events Feb. 11-12, and again on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Members of [more]

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Ground Dog Day: Cosmo gives a mixed prediction at inaugural event

February 2, 2022 Click to view Ground Dog Day: Cosmo gives a mixed prediction at inaugural event

Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring? If Cosmo, a 40-pound mixed-breed pup, is right, we might have a little of both. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Animal Services Director Dr. Karen Sheppard watch as Cosmo eats from the “Early Spring” bowl at the 2022 Ground Dog Day event. Cosmo ate from both bowls, though he chowed down on “Early Spring” first. Cosmo made his prediction [more]

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Hollywood legends’ causes benefit Huntsville Animal Services

January 20, 2022 Click to view Hollywood legends’ causes benefit Huntsville Animal Services

The philanthropic endeavors of two Hollywood legends recently provided Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) with additional funds to care for animals at the shelter and in foster care. In December, HAS received $5,000 from the Doris Day Animal Foundation. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1978 as the Doris Day Pet Foundation, provides grants to animal rights groups and shelters to help cover senior pet care as well as spay/neuter efforts and veterinary [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 12, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

HUNTSVILLE, AL – City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 17-21. Please place your can at the curb on your normal delivery day and Public Works will pick it up as soon as possible. Essential police and [more]

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