Looking for a companion? Local animal shelter hosts two-day adoption special

OKC animal shelter

OKC animal shelter

OKLAHOMA CITY -  If you are looking to add a new member to your family this month, Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is offering a special deal to help get dogs and puppies into new homes.

The shelter is critically full with dogs and puppies; more than 180 are awaiting adoption.

As a result, the Shelter is encouraging adoptions by reducing adoption fees for dogs and puppies on July 5-6 from $60 to $30.

All adoptable dogs are sterilized, vaccinated and treated for fleas and ticks.

“If we want to become a no-kill City we must increase the number of lives saved in June, July and August, our busiest months,” Interim Shelter Supervisor Jon Gary said.  “In June alone we took in over 2,800 animals.”

More than 50 cats are in need of homes as well.

The shelter currently has 605 animals in the census. During slower months the shelter typically houses approximately 450 animals.

An increase in pet adoptions will help the shelter compete in the Rachel Ray 100K Challenge, a competition to increase adoption rates at animal shelters nationwide.  The Shelter’s goal is to adopt 2,300 dogs and cats by August 3. A total of $600,000 in grants is at stake.

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is open from noon to 5:45 p.m. every day except holidays at SE 29 & Bryant, 1.5 miles east of Interstate 35.

For more information, visit the shelter’s website.