A home for the holidays

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2011


Those looking to give a new home to a pet this holiday season, may want to take a look at the Andalusia Animal Shelter.

Christin Ball, shelter manager, said there are a variety of different dogs and cats from which to choose, including small, toy dogs up to large ones, as well as cats of all sizes.

And for the month of December, officials are waving the adoption fee to celebrate its annual “Home for the Holidays” event.

“They still have to pay to get the animal spayed or neutered,” she said. “That costs $35 the day of the adoption and $30 the day of the surgery.”

Ball said there will be special adoption days on Dec. 22-23.

“We are asking people to help sponsor the animals,” she said. “The cost is around $100, and includes the spaying, neutering, heartworm tests and other tests and shots.”

The shelter is also working on a fundraiser to be held Dec. 19-23.

“We’re going to hold a raffle on a $100 American Express gift card,” she said. “People can donate a $1 and be entered into the drawing.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Ball at 222-8705 or a complete listing of the animals are available on the shelter’s Facebook page.