Decatur Animal Services event ends early after nearly 2 dozen adoptions

Milkshake is one of the many dogs currently listed as available for adoption through Decatur Animal Services.

The event was originally set to run through Oct. 18.

Posted: Oct 11, 2021 1:28 PM
Updated: Oct 12, 2021 2:11 PM

There are plenty of shelter animals looking for their forever home, and Decatur Animal Services was hoping to help the process by offering free and half-price adoptions this week.

They managed to do just that for nearly two dozen animals before having to end the event early — almost a week early, in fact. 

The event started Monday and was set to run through Oct. 18, or as long as funding allowed. On Tuesday, Decatur Police Department's public information liaison, Irene Cardenas-Martinez, said funding had already run out, leading them to end the event early.

However, that doesn't mean adoptions are done. Animals still available for adoption can be viewed on the shelter’s Facebook page. Each adoption includes spaying/neutering and age-appropriate vaccinations. Adopters must be 19 or older.

The shelter is open 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Saturdays at 300-A Beltline Road SW, Decatur. For more information, call 256-341-4790.

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