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

Published on March 9, 2022

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 be adopted for $50.


The shelter is experiencing a high volume of intakes this month and there are available pooches of all shapes, sizes and ages. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said an overcrowded shelter can be stressful for animals and urged the public to help.

“We just have so many great animals here right now, and it’s so hard to give them the love and attention they need,” she said. “We often think of animals as being lucky when they have loving homes, but humans are lucky when they can connect with an animal that provides unconditional love.”

Each adoptable pet is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and comes with a City license and free bag of pet food. Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions of available animals.

Adopting may not be an option for some, which is why HAS offers options to help get pets out of the shelter temporarily. Sleepover and fostering programs allow a host to learn more about an animal. That information, along with photos of the animal, can be key to finding a permanent home.

Located at 4950 Triana Blvd. in Huntsville, the shelter is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 256-883-3782, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/Animal or check us out on Facebook.