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Two More Weeks Left to Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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It’s the perfect time of year to bring home a new canine friend from the Escambia County Animal Welfare and Adoption Center.

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To celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, all dog adoptions from the center have a special reduced adoption fee of $25 during the month of October. Adoption fees include spay or neutering services, microchips, heartworm tests and the initial vaccinations including rabies vaccinations. Escambia County residents will be required to purchase a license at the time of adoption. This is an additional $11 over the adoption fees and is paid separately. Visit here to see all available dogs at the Escambia County Animal Welfare and Adoption Center.

If you’re looking for a feline friend instead, the Escambia County Center for Animal Welfare is offering cat adoptions for a reduced fee of $10 during October. Pet licenses of $11 are also required for cat adoptions. Visit here to find an adoptable cat at the center.

Each October, animal shelters and rescue centers across the country are flooded with homeless puppies because dogs in the area have not been spayed or neutered. In just seven years, one unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies. On a national scale, the ASPCA reports that 3.1 million dogs are admitted to shelters each year. The Escambia County Animal Welfare and Adoption Center hopes to find homes for pets brought to the center by offering affordable adoptions for dogs during the month of October.

Visit here to learn more about the Escambia County Animal Welfare and Adoption Center To volunteer at the shelter, please email AS_VolunteerInfo@co.escambia.fl.us. Follow Escambia County on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on adoption events, shelter news and more.