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

Published on September 2, 2021

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 Huntsville. HAS staff will provide free ice cream bars to the first 100 visitors or while supplies last. Those who attend are encouraged to visit the pets available for adoption or fostering.

“This is a fun way to engage with the public and hopefully introduce people to our furry friends,” said Dr. Karen Sheppard, director of HAS. “We’ve had a particularly difficult summer, and we are consistently over capacity. We have a lot of great animals who simply need a good home.”

The shelter has lowered its adoption prices on adult dogs and cats to $10, though some exclusions apply. The fee for puppies and kittens ranges from $35-50.

The adoption package includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, a City license and a free bag of pet food. If you’re unable to adopt, consider fostering an animal through the shelter’s foster program.

Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions of available animals.

The shelter is open Wednesday 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.  HAS will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, for Labor Day.

Call 256-883-3783, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/Animal or check us out on Facebook to learn more.