FWACC: Help clear the shelter with pre-Black Friday sale

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Animal Care & Control is urging savvy shoppers to “ADOPT, DON’T SHOP” and relax with a new furry friend this holiday season.

Black Friday brings sales and discounts to retailers everywhere and Animal Care & Control is no exception.

Adoption fees for all dogs six months and older will be “pick your price” (minimum $10) Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27 only.

The adoption center will be open noon-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Pick your price” Adoption Fee includes:
· First series distemper vaccine

· Microchip

· Spay or neuter surgery

· Heartworm test

· Free health exam from an area veterinarian

The adoption fee for cats, kittens and small animals will be waived. The only fee an adopter will have to pay is for city tags if they live within Fort Wayne city limits.

The adoptions are first come first serve so they encourage adopters to arrive early. In order to be ready to adopt we are asking potential forever families to do the following so that they can take their new family member home right away:

· If you are interested in adopting a dog AND have a dog at home you will be required to bring your dog in for an interaction with its potential new friend. Please plan ahead and bring your dog with you to streamline the process.

· Children 5 years of age and under will be required to meet the potential adoption animal.

· If you are adopting a cat or small animal, no animal interactions will be required.

FWACC reminds that “adoption IS the best option.” Available adoption animals are posted on their website, click the adopt link. Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is located at 3020 Hillegas at the corner of Butler Road in Fort Wayne.

Animal Care & Control will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

If residents need immediate animal assistance they can contact an Animal Control Officer at 449-3000. If your pet is lost and brought to the shelter you will be able to reclaim them Monday, December 2.