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Huntsville Animal Services extends waived adoption fees, announces superhero event

Published on August 4, 2022

Adoption superheroes of both the four-legged and two-legged kind ironed their capes, donned masks and gathered at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) on Thursday, Aug. 4, for exciting announcements from HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard.

The event began with a video message from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle thanking those who have answered the call to care for, foster or adopt an animal from the shelter. Sheppard added her own thanks and announced a “superhero reunion” for HAS supporters and adopters at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the shelter.

“If you’ve ever volunteered here, fostered a pet or adopted an animal, come!” she said. “You’re welcome to bring your furry friends, too.”

The reunion will include fun, dog-friendly activities, pup cups for any canine attendees and a tour of the shelter’s newly completed Phase III renovations.

Because the shelter has seen high numbers of stray and surrendered animals this summer, HAS will also continue to waive adoption fees for most adult animals through Aug. 27, though exclusions do apply.

Despite the heroic work of HAS staff and volunteers, Mayor Battle said there are always more animals in need of shelter, medical care and love.

“Help us give these animals hope by encouraging your family, friends and neighbors to adopt a pet or provide a temporary foster home to shelter animals,” he said.

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 of available animals.

The shelter is located at 4950 Triana Blvd SW and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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