Summit County Animal Control has kicked off its 12 dogs of Christmas campaign. The public will be able to adopt dogs and cats that are fully vetted for $50 to $80 dollars less than normal fees.
Fully vetted pets will be neutered and de-wormed, flea treated, vaccinated, and have blood work done.
Animal Control director Christine Fatheree says this is a great opportunity to buy something for a loved one. Animal Control has been doing this program for five years, and Fatheree says no animal that’s been adopted has been returned.
“Just a great way to get an animal in a home for the holiday, and to share your love instead of buying something. A lot of people want animals for the holiday, we do have three kittens that are also going to be a part of that. So, instead of going and buying one from a breeder or something like that, you know, you can come help a homeless pet for the holidays.”
The pets will be available at the Animal Control Office at 250 Opportunity Parkway in Akron. The fee to adopt a dog will be $10 and a cat $5.
Fatheree says anyone who adopts a dog will have to purchase an $18 dog license.
Monday Dec. 10, Tuesday Dec. 11, Thursday Dec. 13, Friday Dec. 14, : 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday Dec. 12: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 15: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, contact Summit County Animal Countrol at (330) 643-2845.