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

Published on April 8, 2022

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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 apply.

HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard hopes the public will take advantage of the low cost and “spring” some pooches from the shelter’s overcrowded kennels. For those who can’t adopt right now, HAS also offers a foster program as well as sleepovers.

“We’ve got so many good dogs that are so stressed in this environment,” Sheppard said. “Spring is a great time to explore the area and enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to do that than with a four-legged friend?”

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.

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.