Huntsville Animal Services is pulling out a new board game for future pet owners to play “Petnopoly” at the Shelter from June 17 through June 29. Dogs and cats who have been at the Shelter 14 days or more are eligible for a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. This means Petnopoly players may take home a forever friend for free – so everyone comes out a winner!
“There can be a new dog almost every day because of the 14 day rule. So it’s a chance for all our animals to get adopted,” said Karen Buchan with Huntsville Animal Services.
Dogs and cats who have been housed in the Shelter for more than a few weeks experience depression and boredom. The Huntsville community can help save a pet’s life by visiting and adopting a Shelter pet.
The Petnopoly adoption special includes spay or neuter surgery, rabies and other vaccinations, microchip for pet identification, city license, collar and deworming. Some pets may be excluded from the adoption special.
The shelter also offers 3 different fostering programs: Sleepover, 2 week foster to adopt and temporary foster homes.
“Temporary homes go 2-4 weeks typically. They are for puppies or kittens that are too young to put in the adoption program and can’t be spayed or neutered and they just need a little more time,” Buchan said.
The Huntsville Animal Shelter is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.