NEW MANCHESTER - In an effort to help with an issue of overcrowding, the Hancock County Animal Shelter is offer a special adoption program for their adult dogs and cats.
Beginning today and lasting until July 31, the animal shelter will be reducing its prices for dogs and cats 1 year or older in age to $25 for cats and $50 for dogs.
"It's all month," Animal Shelter Foundation board member Tom Goff said.
The cost also will include getting the animals up to date on their vaccinations and either spaying or neutering the animals, according to Goff.
The adoptions will be available either at the shelter or the Robinson Township PetSmart. Adoptions will be subject to the standard adoption screening process and the shelter reserves the right to refuse any adoption.
"This is a challenging time of year for our shelter," stated shelter Director Lorrie Byo. "We are at the height of kitten season, and the economy continues to challenge us with increased owner surrenders. We're nearly full and need to find homes for some pets to make room."
Goff said the shelter also has been seeing several instances of dogs and cats being dropped off at the shelter during the night when no one is there. He advises that if someone feels they must take an animal to the shelter to do so when someone is there and can take care of it.
"Please bring them during the day," Goff said.
The animal shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays by appointment.
For more information on the program, or adoptions in general, contact the Hancock County Animal Shelter at (304) 914-8220.
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