GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – As the warmer months quickly approach, more cats and dogs are being rescued and brought to the Guilford County Animal Resource Center.
To help the establishment keep up, they need you to adopt a friend forever, and they’re giving you a discount in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
A “St. Pawtircks Day” adoption event hosted by the Guilford County Animal Resource Center makes it easier for you to bring home a pet.
This Thursday, pet adoptions will go from $3 to $17 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
This will be the first time the Guilford County Animal Resource Center has been open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. And if that’s successful, center officials want to run these regular late hours to give people more opportunities to adopt.
Not only do you get a four-legged friend, but you’ll help reduce the workload of resource center staff.
“That’s why special adoption events are so important. They help us control or manage our animal population that we have at the shelter,” said Jorge Ortega, director of the Guilford County Animal Resource Center.
While adoptions have been steady, Ortega said their intake continues to rise.
“It’s spring, so we want to make sure we have enough room for the animals that arrive during the summer months,” Ortega said. “We tend to see more cats in the summer months, so we try to prepare to make sure we have room for those animals.”
When you come to the state-of-the-art facility, you can enjoy a food truck while you wait to browse the animals available for adoption.
While you keep your eyes peeled for a new forever friend, the staff wants to make sure you do the same for your heart.
“We have dogs that have special medical needs. We have dogs that are senior dogs. We have dogs that have been here a long time…so we really want to make sure we promote those dogs with the cutesy ones and the fluffy ones,” Ortega said.
The Guilford County Animal Resource Center is located at 980 Guilford College Road in Greensboro.
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