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Holiday Homes Needed for Orphaned Animals at Metro Animal Services

Monday November 23, 2009

(LOUISVILLE, November 24, 2009) – The holidays are traditionally a time of giving and opening one’s heart and home to those in need. Metro Animal Services (MAS) will handle more than 15,000 animals by the end of 2009 which means there are a lot of animals in need of new homes. MAS has a over 150 animals available for adoption on a daily basis, the largest selection in one location. In order to encourage adoptions, MAS is offering reduced adoption fees for dogs and cats during the holiday season, now through Saturday, January 2, 2010.

“We have had a very busy year, especially relating to cats. Our goal is to adopt – 250 animals during the month of December,” said Jackie Gulbe, assistant director for community relations. “We have found that holiday adoptions are among the most successful because families have more time at home to begin bonding with their new pet.”

Metro Animal Services will offer a $50 discount off of the adoption fees for all dogs and puppies (fees normally range from $135 - $200) and a $25 discount for cats and kittens (fees normally range form ($85 - $125). All animals come with a full adoption package, which includes spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination and license, preventative vaccinations, deworming, heartworm or feline leukemia test, a microchip and $100 in coupons from Feeders Supply.

People interested in adopting can visit Metro Animal Services at 3705 Manslick Road, Barkstown Doggy Day Care, 962 Barret Avenue or PetSmart, 3580 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.

MAS, Manslick Road Adoption Hours

Mondays and Saturdays -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays --10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesdays and Fridays --10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Metro Animal Services has the largest number of animals for adoption at a single location and is the largest animal control agency in Kentucky.