(An earlier model of this post included incorrect data about standard adoption and shelter procedures and misspelled Ashley Honeycutt’s name. We regret the problems.)
MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Animal Care and Services is collaborating in a national hard work to raise pet adoption referred to as “Distinct the Shelters.” The campaign also serves as a fundraising undertaking.
From now till Sept. 19, adoption costs will be $15 for canines, $10 for cats, and kittens will be two for $5, in accordance to a release from the Muncie shelter.
Animals age 6 decades or older and any cat or doggy that has been at MACS for six months or lengthier will have adoption costs waived.
Senior citizens, associates of the military and initially responders will be presented absolutely free adoptions during the marketing campaign.
This is the seventh yr for the national hard work that is becoming sponsored by media businesses NBC and Telemundo, and the Muncie shelter’s 2nd yr taking part.
It typically expenses $100 to adopt a doggy at the neighborhood shelter, including spay/neuter, vaccines, screening and a wellness look at of the animal, stated Ashley Honeycutt, business office manager at MACS. Cats ordinarily charge $65 every single to adopt which include vaccinations, spay/neuter, tests and wellness checks.
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The undertake-and-donate marketing campaign gives a superior offer for persons wanting a pet, she reported.
And the shelter is in require of obtaining excellent properties for the large number of animals it is housing correct now. Far more than 100 cats and extra than 50 pet dogs are obtainable for adoption.
Animals ready for adoption have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, flea dealt with and heartworm tested.
Ethan Browning, animal regulate director, claimed there had been additional than 250 animals in the shelter’s treatment that are not still completely ready for adoption. They have been vaccinated, dewormed, flea treated and cared for but are waiting for their hold times to expire or to be scheduled to be spayed/neutered.
He reported there are dozens of new animals that occur into the shelter day-to-day and MACS is at capacity.
“Each individual 7 days we ship 50-plus animals to the clinic to be spayed/neutered. So, new animals are on the flooring weekly,” Browning explained in an electronic mail. “We desperately will need adoptions so that the continued flow of animals can have a location on the adoption floor each individual 7 days.”
“Clear the Shelters” started out as a single day but was improved to an complete month this 12 months, she claimed. The campaign web site, cleartheshelters.com includes a variety of promotions that shelter supporters and pet adopters can get gain of by means of Sept. 19.
Would-be adopters will have to present a valid ID and a copy of the pet policy in their lease a collar, leash or provider is suggested.
Muncie Animal Handle and Services is located at 901 W. Riggin Road. Typical hrs are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed noon-1 p.m. for lunch), and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Adoptable animals can be seen on Petfinder.com.
David Penticuff is the neighborhood governing administration reporter at the Star Push. Speak to him at email@example.com.