Shelter extends work day

Published 5:25 pm Monday, July 25, 2011

A local animal shelter is giving those with busy work schedules the opportunity to make a difference in an animal’s life.

The Selma Animal Shelter will now be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Monday through Friday. The Shelter is open to accommodate those who wish to adopt but can’t, due to work schedules.

“They decided to change so we can be open longer to give more people time to adopt after work,” said shelter volunteer Cassandra Blevins. “The extra hour may give them time to do that.”

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Blevins said the shelter’s staff has been in talks of extending hours for a long time. So far this month, Blevins said, 30 dogs and three cats have been adopted. She said she believes pet adoption is a good thing.

“We’re hoping that more people will be able to come and adopt,” Blevins said. “They’re good animals. A lot of animals get euthanized because people don’t adopt them. Anything you could want in a dog, is here.”

Dogs or puppies can be adopted for $60 and cats for $50, Blevins said.

“Dogs will have their first round of shots — Parvo, wellness check and spay and neuter, and cats will be spayed and neutered, have feline leukemia shots and wellness checks,” Blevins said.

For more information about the new hours or pets for adoption, log on to the shelter’s Facebook page, or call 877-2204.