Animal Shelter to hold adoption event

Published 1:02 am Saturday, December 10, 2016

If a fur baby is on your child’s or loved one’s Christmas list, the Andalusia Animal Shelter may have that covered for you.

Christin Ball, shelter director, said they will host their annual adopt-a-thon next Saturday.

The event will be held at Fred’s.

“All adoptions will be $62, which covers spay/neuter and rabies unless sponsored and then the fee is $30,” she said. “I think we may have a couple that are sponsored but nothing solid yet.”

The event will be from 9 a.m. until noon.

Ball said that donations are also greatly appreciated.

Still not convinced to get your next best friend from the animal shelter?

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 included in the adoption price.
  • 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.