Fayetteville Animal Shelter to Celebrate Start of Fall with $10 Adoptions! | Community Spirit
The Fayetteville Animal Shelter is hosting the “Fall” Into Love Adoption Extravaganza this Saturday, September 22nd by lowering the adoption on all pets to only $10. The Shelter will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m.
“We are excited to invite the community to come to the shelter and see the improvements we have made so far this year and to help match potential adopters with the new furry family members,” said Justine Lentz, Animal Services Superintendent. The $10 fee will cover the spay/neuter surgery, microchip, rabies and booster vaccinations!
The Shelter had great success with their similar Free Cat Friday and Dog Day of Summer events, which both yielded high numbers of adoptions. All interested adopters will need to come to the Shelter on Saturday, pick out a dog and receive adoption counseling. “We encourage people to get here early because we anticipate a large turnout,” stated Lentz.
The Shelter is also encouraging people to fill out their adoption applications in advance so that the staff has time to get the application approved before the event. Applications can be picked up at the Shelter, which is located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville or on the City’s website (www.accessfayetteville.org).
Shelter staff also wanted to make sure that potential adopters understand that they will most likely not be able to take home their new pet the same day. A new state law requires all pets adopted from shelters to be spayed or neutered before the adoption is complete. The Fayetteville Animal Shelter is one of the only shelters in the state to have its own veterinarian, Robb Jones, DVM. “I will be working hard to get all of the adopted dogs pets and neutered the following week,” stated Jones.