SAGINAW, MI – The Saginaw County Animal Care and Control Center, starting this week, will participate in a nationwide “Empty Shelter” initiative, providing reduced adoption rates for cats and dogs, have officials said.
The “Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular” event kicks off from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at the County Shelter, 1312 Gratiot in Saginaw. Until Saturday, October 8, the shelter will offer adoption fees of $25 for dogs and $10 for cats. This fee provides – at no additional cost – services such as neutering and neutering, rabies vaccinations and microchipping.
Normal adoption fees are $125 for dogs and $50 for cats.
The event will allow families to welcome home the same dogs and cats regularly featured on the animal shelter’s social media. Officials said about 20 cats and 70 dogs are housed at the facility.
Among those cats are Sweet N Low, a 14-week-old female kitten, and Turbinado, her 14-week-old brother, who were both featured on the shelter’s Facebook page this week.
“Sweet N Low really enjoys her nap and likes to find a sweet place to curl up,” the Facebook page said. “Turbinado is a fuzzy little guy! He loves to play with toys and is very busy with all his important kitten antics.
Among the dogs up for adoption are puppies such as Cheesecake and Geronimo, who were also featured on the shelter’s Facebook this week.
“Cheesecake is a loving daughter who wants nothing more than to have her own family,” the Facebook page read. “(Geronimo) is a wonderful dog who is just happy and lucky.”
The Bissell Pet Foundation sponsors the reduced fees as part of its “Empty the Shelter” program, launched in 2016. The initiative spans 45 states and Canada, with participation from 443 animal welfare organizations.
For more information, contact the Saginaw Animal Shelter at 989-797-4500 or visit the center’s webpage.
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