NESQUEHONING, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A local animal shelter cut their adoption fees in half this month, and there’s still time to stop by to find your new furry friend!
Fourteen happy and excited dogs sit at the Carbon County Animal Shelter waiting to find their new home. The initiative, “Love a Dog for Life” is not only helping out the dogs here, but also your pockets!
“This is ‘Love a Dog for Life’ month in February. Carbon County commissioners declared it this year, as they have done in the past several years. That means our adoption fees are half-price,” said Tom Connors the director of the Carbon County Animal Shelter.
Those adoptions fees are normally set at $100 but are currently offered at $50. Connors says using the money saved from the half-off fee is beneficial for preparing your new friend’s arrival at home.
“It certainly helps people as far as they have some extra money to buy some supplies and some bedding for their new pet they are bringing into their new home.”
Connors says because of the initiative, February is the biggest adoption month over the course of a year. And they are expecting these next few days to be busy as they find these dogs their forever home.
“We’re getting to the last week and the big weekend when we expect a lot of visitors to come through and we’re looking forward to finding some dogs the right homes to go back to.”
And don’t worry, each dog is given vaccines before they head to their new home.
“Each dog leaves with a one-year rabies shot, a distemper, one-year Bordetella shot, so it has its three major shots. We try to make sure all dogs are spayed and neutered before they leave the premise,” Connors said.
Connors says ‘Love a Dog for Life’ continues until February 28. Information about adoption and the Carbon County Animal Shelter can be found here.