FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2019
Contact: Justine Lentz
Animal Services Superintendent
Shelter Celebrates “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” with Fee-Waived Adoptions
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Falling leaves, Halloween, football and dogs! October brings so many amazing things with its arrival, including national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. To celebrate, the Fayetteville Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees on all dogs and puppies this weekend: Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. With the fresh start offered them by loving, forever homes, the potential of these abandoned and sometimes abused pets is limitless. Fayetteville Animal Services takes in an average of 1,200 dogs and puppies each year. “We have a release rate of well over 90% and that is thanks to our City residents. They either come and reclaim their pets or they come in and adopt the ones in need of homes,” stated Justine Lentz, Animal Services Superintendent. You can help by opening your home to a shelter dog this weekend!
All of the available dogs and puppies will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated prior to going to their new forever homes. Animal Services will open at 10 a.m. on both Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12. All dogs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so shelter staff recommends that adopters get there early. Animal Services is also encouraging people to fill out their adoption applications in advance so that staff has time to get the application approved before the event. Applications can be picked up at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville, or on the City’s website: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/adoptapet.