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Be a super hero to a Huntsville Animal Services pet

Huntsville Animal Services wants you to find your new furry sidekick.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Calling all heroes! Dust off your capes because the Huntsville Animal Service (HAS) Adoption League of Heroes is seeking citizen superheroes to adopt some furry sidekicks this summer.

Batman and Robin, Captain America and Bucky, Green Hornet and Kato. Like any caped crusader would tell you, saving the world is more fun when you have a loyal sidekick. By giving a shelter pet a chance, superhero adopters and their four-legged friends have an opportunity to save each other from a boring summer when they adopt from HAS.

“Many of the animals that come to us have a hard time adapting to shelter life and they deserve better,” HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said. “When you adopt from the shelter, you really are a hero to that animal by giving them a second chance to live their best life.”

The animals are heroes, too, in their own ways. Many times, they save their new owners from loneliness, boredom, depression, inactivity and more.

“The bond humans and pets form with each other is really very special,” Sheppard said. “Animals each have their own personalities, kind of like a secret identity that they reveal just to their humans. Loyal, protective, funny, spunky, clever, athletic, cuddly… no matter what you’re looking for, we have a pet waiting for you to be their hero and adopt them.”

Picking out the perfect pal doesn’t take superhuman strength or the ability to fly. Just visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/adopt to view adoptable animals at HAS.

By adopting a companion, hero adopters also become part of the HAS Adoption League. New Adoption League members are invited to a superhero celebration at HAS with their pets on Saturday, Aug. 27. Stay tuned for more details about this event.

Located at 4950 Triana Blvd. in Huntsville, HAS is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

All cats and dogs are fully vetted before becoming available for adoption. Each animal is spayed or neutered, gets all age-appropriate vaccinations, receives preventative treatments and is microchipped.

Adopting may not be an option for some, which is why HAS offers options to help get pets out of the shelter temporarily. Sleepover and fostering programs allow a host to learn more about an animal. That information, along with photos of the animal, can be key to finding a permanent home.

Each adoptable pet is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and comes with a City license and 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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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