Huntsville Animal Services asks the public to ‘get’ pooches out of kennels

Published on April 8, 2022

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is making an urgent appeal to adopters and foster families as it grapples with an influx of homeless animals.

The shelter welcomed nearly 60 owner-abandoned and stray dogs over the course of three days this week, nearly three times more than normal for this time of year. To help clean up the shelter, adoption fees have dropped to $10 for most adult dogs, although some exclusions apply.

HAS director Dr. Karen Sheppard hopes the public will take advantage of the low cost and “get out” a few pooches from the shelter’s overcrowded kennels. For those who cannot adopt at the moment, HAS also offers a reception program as well as pajama parties.

“We have so many good dogs that are so stressed in this environment,” Sheppard said. “Spring is the perfect time to explore the area and enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to do that than with a four-legged friend?”

Each adoptable pet is vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and comes with a municipal license and a free bag of pet food. 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 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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