Adopt a cat, dog today at AAS

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 18, 2015

Those looking to adopt an animal can do so today and Saturday at the Andalusia Animal Shelter for a discounted rate.

Christin Ball, shelter director said they have reduced the adoption fees.

“For all dogs the adoption fee is $30 and for cats they are $20,” Ball said. “They are all spayed or neutered and vaccinated.”

Today, those interested in adoption can come from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and tomorrow, they can come from 9 a.m. until, Ball said.

Still not convinced to adopt a shelter animal?

The Humane Society of the United States offers these reasons:

• Because you’ll save a life. A shelter pet is more than one in a million – she’s one in 2.7 million. That’s the number of adoptable dogs and cats who are still euthanized each year in the country.

• Because you’ll get a great animal. Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home.

• Because you’ll get a great bargain. When you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations and sometimes microchipping is usually included in the adoption price.


which means you’ve scored a major deal.

• Because of the bragging rights. No one needs to see another selfie unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable cat you just adopted.

• Because it’s one way to fight puppy mills. You’re too smart to get a dog from a pet store or online seller – you might as well buy direct from a puppy mill.

• Because your décor will thank you. Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already housetrained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug.

• Because all pets are good for your health, but an adopted pet is good for your self-esteem. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial.

• Because you’re environmentally responsible. You recycle your paper and plastic so it doesn’t end up in landfills, and you know that recycled materials make all sorts of things. A recycled pet can make something even better: She can make you happy.

• Because you’ll change a homeless animal’s whole world. And you get a new best friend in the bargain.