Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Adoptable pets aplenty at the Animal Services Centre

If you’ve been considering adopting a pet, now is the time to act.

As of Monday, the pet shelter at the Animal Services Centre has 49 adoptable cats and 62 adoptable dogs impounded at the shelter. One of the cats has been in care since November.

“The shelter is intended to be a temporary residence but for some of our animals, especially cats, it has become a longer term refuge,” said Bill Bruce, director of Animal & Bylaw Services. “We still have plenty of capacity to hold more pets, but these animals deserve a forever home with caring owners.”

The fees for adopting a cat are only $150 and a dog can be adopted for just $200. Citizens aged 60 or older can qualify for the Seniors for Seniors program: 60 per cent off the adoption fees for an animal aged seven years or older.

The fees include:  Spay or neuter surgery (if required), a microchip for identification, a six-month licence, the first set of vaccinations (excluding rabies), de-worming of animals under six months, testing for feline (cats) leukemia, a complimentary six-week trial of Petsecure pet health insurance, a bag of pet food, an adoption kit and a I Heart My Pet rewards card for discounts at over 60 local vendors.

See all our adoptable animals at www.calgary.ca/animalservices or by downloading the City of Calgary Pets app for your smartphone.

Adoptable animals can also be viewed in person at the Animal Services Centre located at 2201 Portland St. S.E.

For more information call 3-1-1.

Onward/ All adoptable homeless pets are given a chance at finding a loving home. | 2020 Sustainability Direction: By 2020, no adoptable pet is euthanized.

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