"Adopt-A-Thon" Pricing Extended At The Walker County Animal Shelter

Monday, December 18, 2017
Twenty-four animals found new homes during the Walker County Animal Shelter’s “12 Hours of Christmas Adopt-A-Thon” this weekend. The 17 dogs and 7 cats will be spayed or neutered and receive a rabies vaccination before joining their new families for the holidays. 
 
The event featured special adoption pricing to encourage potential pet owners to tour the Walker County Animal Shelter, 5488 North Marble Top Road near Chickamauga. Thanks in part to lower fees and a visit from Santa, the Shelter doubled its goal of adopting out at least one dog or cat every hour during the “Adopt-A-Thon.” 
 
Still, a number of people who visited the Shelter this weekend were unable to make a same day commitment.
Recognizing continued demand and the benefits of placing more animals into loving homes, Shelter Director David Brown agreed to extend the special adoption pricing through the end of the year.  
 
Adopt fees will be set at $30 for dogs and $15 for cats until the close of business Dec. 30. Regular adoption fees of $65 for dogs and $30 for cats will return when the Shelter reopens to the public on Jan. 2. All animals available for adoption will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies before being released. 
 
The Shelter is open for adoptions from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. In observance of the holidays, the Shelter will be closed Monday, Dec. 25; Tuesday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 1.

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