Adopt me: Animal services rolls out new pet trolley

Posted July 11th, 2014 by administrator

Adopt me: Animal services rolls out new pet trolley
News from The News Herald:

PANAMA CITY — Nine furry hopefuls took a ride in style to the Bay County Animal Services monthly adoption event aboard the shelter’s new Pet Adoption Trolley on Friday.

“This is yet another in our many efforts to increase the live-release rate of animals that come in to Bay County Animal Services,” Jamie Jones, general services director, said in a news release. “The new trolley will offer people who may not have an opportunity to get all the way out to the animal shelter a chance to adopt a new pet.”

Three kittens and six dogs appeared content on the repurposed Bay Town Trolley, which was outfitted with air conditioning and space to haul animals comfortably in their own kennels.

The trolley’s mission of making pet adoption a more accessible experience proved to be a success. The first pet adopted from the trolley went home with an elderly lady who no longer drives. Animal control officer Brandi Altamirano said the woman was able to meet the trolley at the Bay County Government Center to take home her new kitten.

“She was so cute with it,” said county spokeswoman Valerie Sale said. “It’s really exciting.”

The trolley also makes the adoption process more convenient by having a laptop on board to receive payment and the completion of adoption paperwork on-site.

Sale said the event resulted in the adoption of the kitten and one of…………… continues on The News Herald

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Williamson shelter offers free pet adoptions through August
News from The Tennessean:

Staff reports 4:07 p.m. CDT July 11, 2014

With 45 dogs, including 26 puppies, and 90 cats filling the shelter, Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center is offering a deal.

To alleviate overcrowding and promote adoption, the animal shelter in Franklin is offering no-fee adoptions to approved applicants through Aug. 31.

Three special adoption events that will be held Saturday also are part of the special offer. Puppies will be the feature attraction at a Puppy-Palooza event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the shelter property at 106 Claude Yates Drive.

The shelter also is taking adoptable dogs and cats to the Nashville Pet Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Nashville Fairgrounds/Expo Center, 625 Smith Ave……………. continues on The Tennessean

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