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Huntsville Animal Services kennels ‘stuffed’ with adoptable pets

Published on November 15, 2021

Small white kitten laying in an orange pumpkin shaped basket surrounded by gourds pumpkins and squash with fall leaves and orange background. Fun fall harvest theme.

As Thanksgiving approaches, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is issuing a plea to potential adopters and fosters seeking a furry family member this holiday season.

Through Nov. 20, adult pets can be adopted for as little as $10, though some exclusions apply. Adoptable puppies and kittens are also available for as little as $50.

Each 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.

HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard would like to head into the holiday season with as many empty kennels as possible. For those who don’t have the means to adopt, HAS offers foster programs, including a sleepover program that gives animals a chance to escape the shelter for just a night or two.

“Families are often home during the holidays and it’s a great time to help ease an animal’s stress, even if it’s for just a short while,” Sheppard said. “During a holiday, the dogs’ personalities and behaviors are noted, plus they get some great sleep. When they return, they are usually verified as housebroken, well-behaved, good with kids and good with other dogs. This information is invaluable in pairing them with an individual or family.”

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. HAS will be closed Nov. 25-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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