Shelter adopting out pets more than ever with added adoption days

Published 9:32 pm Monday, September 14, 2015

Selma and Dallas County are no strangers to stray cats and dogs roaming the streets, but the Selma Animal Shelter has increased its efforts over the last few months to find homes for animals that have been lost or abandoned.

Since April, the shelter has adopted out nearly 40 dogs and cats, which is an average of eight adoptions per month.
The increase in adoptions is due to the shelter adding more adoption days. For the last few months, the shelter has offered adoptions on the first Saturday of each month.

The adoptable dog program, a partnership between the Humane Society of Central Alabama and the Selma Animal Shelter to offer fully vetted dogs for adoption to the public, is a big reason that the dogs are being adopted.

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While the shelter can’t find a home for every animal that comes through the shelter doors, the workers there are doing a good job of finding loving, caring homes for some of the animals that find their way there.

We are glad to see dogs and cats getting adopted more often with the added adoption days. Being open on Saturday’s allows more opportunities for people to visit the shelter and see the animals that are in need of a home that may not get to during the week because of work or other reasons.

We hope to see the trend of adoptions continue to rise. The dogs at the shelter will cost $100 and cats are $50.

Anyone wanting to volunteer, donate or see about adopting an animal can contact Lynn Sanders at (334) 431-0476 or visit the shelter located at 206 Medical Center Parkway in Selma.