As part of a new, one-day promotion, “Dog Day of Summer,” the Fayetteville Animal Shelter will waive the normal adoption fees for all dogs and puppies on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The charges waived include spay or neuter surgery, microchipping and vaccinations.
“Historically, this is a time of year when our intake stays high, but our adoptions slow down,” said Justine Middleton, Shelter Superintendent, in a news release Wednesday. “We want to give these dogs every chance to find a loving home.”
The shelter, located at 1640 S. Armstrong Ave. in Fayetteville, will open at 10 a.m. and, according to Middleton, will remain open until every dog is adopted.
Shelter staff are hoping for success similar to that of the “Free Cat Friday” promotion in June when 64 cats were adopted.
Due to a new state law requiring all pets adopted from shelters to be spayed or neutered, potential adopters will most likely not be able to take their new dog home on Saturday.
“I will be working hard to get all of the adopted dogs spayed and neutered the following week,” said Robb Jones, the shelter’s veterinarian.