Residents of Huntsville and Madison County can bring home a pet for less this weekend.
Huntsville Animal Services is encouraging residents to adopt, not shop with its latest summer promotion. The agency is waiving most adult dog and cat adoption fees through Saturday. About 75 animals have already lost their adoption fees. This promotion is part of the shelter’s Adoption League of Heroes campaign.
Director Karen Hill Sheppard says the adoption season is slow during the summer months and many animals still need forever homes.
“In the summers, we tend to take in almost all of our cats. Nationally right now, there seem to be more admissions,” she said. , which doesn’t seem like much, but it’s already bad and therefore it adds a little more.
She said the campaign gives residents the opportunity to save an animal’s life.
“We want people to adopt, not shop. We want to encourage people to get homeless pets instead of buying them from a breeder,” she said. “Shelters and rescue organizations desperately need adopters every day of the year. This helps save the lives of these animals.
Huntsville Animal Services has been rescuing animals since 2012. Residents can find adoptable pets on the City of Huntsville website.