St. Joseph Animal Control will offer an opportunity to add a new pet to your family for free.
Dogs and cats at the shelter who have reached the age of 7 or older are available to adopt at no charge through Oct. 15.
Additionally, animals who aren't yet 7-years-old will be available for a reduced rate of $20.17.
The St. Joseph Animal Shelter continues to be over-populated with dogs and cats. Staff said pet adoption is almost always more affordable than purchasing a puppy or kitten from a breeder or litter. Adoption fees include city tags, spay/neuter procedures, microchipping, vaccines and a veterinary exam.
Some animals available for adoption can be found at Petsmart or Petco, however a majority of dogs and cats are at the shelter located at 701 Lower Lake Road.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You can view photos of available pets on the Friends of the Animal Shelter Facebook page.
To adopt a shelter pet, an application must be completed. You can find the application by clicking here.
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