June: A Crucial Month for Animal Adoptions
Dogs and cats, ranging in age and breed, are brought to the Alachua County animal shelter every day, and they're looking for people to open their hearts and their homes.
The Alachua County Animal Shelter is looking for homes for dozens of dogs and cats. The problem is an increased overflow.
With hurricane season just beginning, June is the peak season for shelters, and people might want to plan early so they don't leave their pets out in the rain.
The shelter is filled with seized animals, and it is in the height of kitten season. When more than 90 animals were taken earlier this week from a Gainesville home, the added strain on the shelter came at an already critical time of the year.
All cats and kittens are designated "new hope" adoptions during the month of June, meaning fees are reduced to half: $33 for adoptions.
Another problem is the age of some of the animals. Often times, the older cats and dogs that are brought in are overlooked for the younger puppies and kittens, creating a backlog for the shelter.
The Alachua County Animal Shelter is located on Northeast 53rd Avenue. All of the animals that are adopted will have the proper shots and also will be spayed/neutered and microchipped.
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