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There's nothing like 'bones' for the holidays

Huntsville Animal Services hosts a pet supply drive on Saturday, Nov. 20.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Animal Services is hosting a holiday pet supply drive on Saturday, Nov. 20. Can't make it on the 20th? They'll be taking donations at the shelter until Nov. 24.

November 20 is also the last day for their $10 adult pet adoption special.

"We're so excited to have this event tomorrow from 10 to 2. You drive up in your car and you can drop off supplies. This is our first year doing this. So we hope it's very successful and we wanted to get the supplies now to get us through the holidays, said Huntsville Animal Services Supervisor, Karen Buchan.

Huntsville Animal Services needs the following:

  • Kong dog toys
  • Dog and cat collars
  • Canned dog food
  • Chew toys
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Nylon dog leashes
  • Scoopable cat litter
  • Laundry detergent

You can drive through the HAS parking lot at 4950 Triana Blvd. to drop off your items. HAS will also accept donations during the week. 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. HAS will be closed Nov. 25-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For more on Huntsville Animal Services and their adoption programs, go to HuntsvilleAL.gov/Animal or find them on Facebook.

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Huntsville Animal Services' (HAS) kennels are "stuffed" with adoptable pets, the shelter says.

The shelter is offering adoption prices as low as $10 for adult cats and dogs. Puppies and kittens are available starting from $50.

According to HAS, November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" month.

HAS's adoption package includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, a City license and a free bag of dog food. 

“We are still continuing to see too many dogs and cats brought into the shelter,” said HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. “Now is a great time to take home a dog because the weather will soon be perfect for being outside, which is good for both pets and people.”

If you’re unable to adopt a pet, consider fostering an animal through the shelter’s foster program. Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions of available animals and scroll down to learn more about foster programs.

“So many people think the dogs at a shelter are broken or have severe health or behavioral issues, and that is far from the case,” said HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. “We have so many dogs that were family members and just need a new family. We provide a two-week trial that can be extended to four weeks. Sleepovers and fostering are also great options.”

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