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Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

Published on October 5, 2021

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 can be adopted for less than the price of a pumpkin.

From now through the end the month, most dogs and cats can be adopted for as little as $10 or $35, though some exclusions apply. 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.

“We are still continuing to see too many dogs and cats brought into the shelter,” said HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. “Now is a great time to take home a dog because the weather will soon be perfect for being outside, which is good for both pets and people.”

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.