Shelter adopt-a-thon is today

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shirley Trawick is shown with Pepper, who needs a good home this holiday season. Pepper is among the pets up for adoption at the Andalusia Animal Shelter’s adopt-a-thon today. | Kendra Bolling/Star-News


Still looking for a furry friend for Christmas?

The Andalusia Animal Shelter is holding its adopt-a-thon, “Home for the Holidays” event today and tomorrow.

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

Official are waiving the adoption fees this month; however individuals still have to pay to get the animal spayed or neutered.

“That costs $35 the day of the adoption and $30 the day of the surgery.”

In order to raise money for the shelter, a $100 American Express gift card raffle was held. Shirley Trawick of Andalusia was the winner. The shelter raised $159 through donations and the raffle, Ball said.

“We’re going to use the money for shelter improvements such as painting walls and such,” she said.

The adopt-a-thon will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, and from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call Ball at 222-8705.