As part of a nationwide program that has already found homes for more than a quarter million pets, the Jacksonville Humane Society and Animal Care and Protective Services is offering free adoptions this weekend.
The annual Clear the Shelters movement and PetSmart Charities provided more than 150 dog and cat adoptions Saturday to open up space in area animal shelters that are once again at capacity despite Jacksonville’s mega-adoption event last month.
In Lee County, Alabama, some of the animals have been living in the shelter for months, unable to find a family, said Bailey Ray, the foster care coordinator for the Lee County Humane Society.
We have a capacity for 115 animals in a shelter,” Ray said. “We have way more than 115. So with this being our busy season, we’re really hoping that this is going to be a chance, with those reduced adoption fees, that people are drawn to add a new best friend to their family.”
JHS and ACPS will be at the PetSmart store on Monument Road with more than 200 pets on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both shelter locations will be open with the same free adoption special, though additional fees may apply for all adoptions.