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Monday, January 18, 2021

Fort Worth reduces pet adoption fees until end of July

For anyone looking to add a furry friend to their family, now’s the time.

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control has lowered pet adoption fees until July 31. The fee will now be only $17.76 rather than the normal $49 for dogs and $25 for cats that the City of Fort Worth website shows.

The City of Fort Worth website says that the $17.76 fee includes the rabies vaccination, micro-chip, an initial medical examination, city license and spay/neuter.

This reduction comes at a time when the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is over capacity for the second time this summer. Also, it is just after the Fourth of July one of the busiest times for animal shelters. The website says that many pets become frightened by the fireworks, leave home and end up in shelters.

There are 100 cats and 610 dogs at the shelter that are awaiting adoption says the City of Fort Worth website.

So, where can you adopt one of these animals?

– Animal Care & Control Center – 4900 Martin St. (open every day from 12 to 6 p.m.)

– Hulen PetSmart Charities Adoption Center – 4800 SW Loop 820 (open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

– Alliance PetSmart Charities Adoption Center – 2901 Texas Sage Trail (open the same hours as the Hulen Center)

For more information about the fee reduction go to: fortworthtexas.gov/news/2017/07/shelter-over-capacity/

For more information about Animal Care & Control go to: fortworthtexas.gov/animals/

To look at the adoptable dogs go to: fortworthtexas.gov/animals/dogs/

To look at the adoptable cats go to: fortworthtexas.gov/animals/cats/

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