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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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Huntsville Animal Services to waive adoption fees this week

September 7, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services to waive adoption fees this week

In an effort to reduce overcrowded kennels, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is waiving adoption fees on all adult cats and dogs through Saturday, Sept. 11, though some exclusions apply. All adoptable pets are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and come with a City license and free bag of pet food. Those unable to adopt are asked to consider fostering an animal through the shelter’s foster program. Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions [more]

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Get the scoop! Huntsville Animal Services to host ice cream social

September 2, 2021 Click to view Get the scoop! Huntsville Animal Services to host ice cream social

The Dog Days of Summer are gone, but Alabama’s hottest season will be around for at least another three weeks. For two days only, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is offering a way to beat the heat while also clearing out its overcrowded kennels. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 4, HAS will host an ice cream social at its facility at 4950 Triana Boulevard in [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Labor Day

September 1, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Labor Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Sept. 6, 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. 7. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed by one day the week of Sept. 6-10. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be collected Wednesday and so on. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed, except for [more]

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It’s National Dog Day! Huntsville celebrates ‘pawsome’ holiday by slashing adoption fees

August 26, 2021 Click to view It’s National Dog Day! Huntsville celebrates ‘pawsome’ holiday by slashing adoption fees

Today is National Dog Day, and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is marking the occasion by drastically reducing adoption fees on available animals. The kennels at HAS are exceeding capacity and officials are desperately trying to find potential companions for homeless canines. Through Saturday, Aug. 28, adoption prices for most adult dogs are now only $10, though some exclusions apply. The fee to adopt puppies is $35-50. The adoption package includes vaccinations, spay/neuter [more]

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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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