It’s raining cats and dogs, or so it seems at the county’s only open-admission animal shelter.
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control has seen an increase in the number of animals being brought to the shelter, and therefore, an increase in the number of pets in need of new homes. The shelter is currently receiving an average of 40 to 50 new animals every day, seven days a week.
The kennels are overflowing with hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, kittens and puppies, with an additional 100 animals in foster homes waiting to come back to the shelter for adoption.
In an effort to save more lives and place more animals into loving homes, the shelter has waived the adoption fee for all cats and kittens and reduced adoption fees for many dogs.
Approved adopters will receive a lifetime of unconditional love and more. All pets adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, have a current county license tag and are sent home with a free bag of Science Diet pet food. In addition, pet owners receive a healthcare certificate worth $500 in savings for their new pet.
The Animal Care & Control shelter is located at 7100 Belvedere Road. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, or to view pictures of adoptable animals online, visit www.pbcgov.com/animal or call (561) 233-1272.