As your kids head back to school, you may be looking to add a new member to the family! Huntsville Animal Services invites you to come out and take a look at their dogs and cats available for adoption. As the summer comes to a close, they still have a high number of animals who need a home to settle into.
Huntsville Animal Services says that the right dog in your home could be a great way to teach your children responsibility, and studies agree. According to a study analyzed by Psychology Today, children who live in households with pets are more likely to:
- have better general health.
- be more obedient.
- be more physically active.
- be less moody.
- have fewer behavior problems.
- have fewer learning problems.
Adult dogs and cats can be adopted for $10 during the first week of school. Huntsville Animal Services says that the dogs will still be spayed or neutered, provided shots up to date, and given a registered microchip at no additional cost. The Back-to-School promotion ends August 8.
We met with the Animal Care Supervisor at Huntsville Animal Services, Karen Buchan, who gave us a tour of the shelter and a look at a few of the dogs looking for a family to love. She says they thought this was the perfect way to kick off the school year and that parents should bring their kids out to take a look as a family. “We thought since all the kids are going back to school this year, what an opportunity. I mean they have the ‘tax-free weekend’, you know? Well we have the back to school special here with our dogs…We have a lot of dogs that really need help, probably about 60 to 70 dogs here who need a home,” says Buchan.
Be sure to watch our shelter tour and take a look at four of the special dogs ready to go home today! Birdie, Possum, Latoya, and Wendy are all available for adoption and are looking for a new start in their forever homes.