Jacksonville, NC October 17, 2013 – Friday, October 25th through Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, Onslow County Animal Services will host a special Adopt-a-Dog Month Event in the parking lot of PetSmart located at 1335 Western Boulevard in Jacksonville. In addition to having adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens, the event will also offer a valuable coupon book, information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets, dog trainers, behavioral education, groomers, and special services available to pet owners. All adoption fees dogs are reduced for a special price of $55.00 for all dogs and $50.00 for all cats. The adoption fee includes all vaccinations and spay/neutering. Cash only at this event at PetSmart.
This is 2-day “tent – event” is a combined effort for the American Humane Association and PetSmart Charities; part of a premiere global pet adoption event. Thousands of shelters nationwide are participating in this year’s month-long Adopt-a- Dog Month 2013 to find homes for each and pet in need of a home. Onslow County Animal Services will be in
attendance with adoptable pets. The goal for the event is to save at least 100 lives by adopting pets into their forever home.
Animal Services understands that through innovative programs, education, and advancing standards in animal welfare, awareness for the plight of homeless animals and adoption rates increases. This month is a perfect time to consider adopting a new dog. However, it shouldn’t be something that is taken lightly. If you, or someone you know, is thinking
about bringing an adopted dog into the family, here are some things to consider: Like children, dogs are completely dependent on their owners for all their needs—food, water, medical attention, exercise, shelter and, most important, companionship. But unlike children, dogs will never learn to pour themselves a drink, fix breakfast or clean up after themselves. Opening your home to a dog can be highly rewarding, as long as you understand and accept the daily responsibilities and routines that come with owning a dog.