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Escambia County Animal Welfare Offering $10 “Back to School” Adoptions

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With school back in session and kids out of the house, it’s the perfect time to bring home a new furry friend. From Friday, Aug. 26 until Saturday, Sept. 3, all animals at the Escambia County Department of Animal Welfare will have a reduced adoption fee of $10. 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 separate $11 license at the time of adoption. Visit 24petconnect.com to see a full list of adoptable pets at the Animal Welfare and Adoption Center.


“We currently have over 100 dogs and approximately 20 cats available for adoption,” said Animal Welfare Director John Robinson. “We invite anyone looking to open their homes to a new cat or dog to come to the shelter and let our staff match you and your family to the perfect pet. If you can’t adopt right now, the Animal Welfare and Adoption Center is looking for fosters and volunteers who can donate some of their time to help improve the lives of animals in Escambia County.”

The Escambia County Animal Welfare and Adoption Center, located at 200 W. Fairfield Drive, is open Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow the center on Facebook to learn more about adoption events, featured pets and more. To learn more about becoming a foster or volunteer, visit MyEscambia.com/animalwelfare.

Friday, Aug. 26 is International Dog Day. Take a look below at some of the dogs available for adoption today: