Statement as issued Tuesday by the Allen County SPCA:
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 31, 2013) – The Allen County SPCA is celebrating another record year of pet adoptions. The nonprofit animal shelter ended 2013 with 1,268 adoptions, an increase of 55% from 2012. “We are very proud of our community for recognizing the importance and benefits of pet adoption,” said shelter director Jessica Henry. “Our cats and dogs make wonderful family pets, and the fact that they’ve all been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped is an added bonus to adopters.” In 2013, the shelter facilitated the adoption of 692 dogs and 576 cats.
The rise in adoptions has led the organization to increase their hours of operation in 2014. Beginning January 2nd, the shelter located at 4914 S. Hanna Street will be open Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Previously, hours were Tuesday-Saturday 11-5. “We wanted to give people even more opportunity to come in and meet their new, adoptable family members,” said Henry. By staying open an hour later during the week and opening on Sundays, potential adopters will have more time to meet with our cats and dogs.”
The adoption fee for all felines is $10, and the canine adoption fees range from $50-$100, depending on the dog’s age.
ABOUT THE ALLEN COUNTY SPCA
The Allen County SPCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been providing shelter to northeast Indiana’s homeless cats and dogs for over 60 years. Our mission is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a safe haven for animals, an effective and comprehensive adoption program, education and outreach programs for the community and deep and broad membership and volunteer programs.
The organization receives animals from area municipal shelters and from individuals unable to care for their pets. Each cat or dog is tested for viruses, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped prior to adoption.
The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.