(MEMPHIS ANIMAL SERVICES NEWS RELEASE) – Memphis Animal Servicesannounced today that dog and cat adoption fees will be reduced to just $20through September 17 for “Fantasy Furball,” an adoption promotion for all thoseMid-Southerners excited about the start of football season.
“Football—whether it’s high school, college, or pro—gets peopleexcited,” said Alexis Pugh, MAS director. “If we could generate half thatexcitement and passion for saving lives at MAS, we would have a shelter full ofempty kennels!”
MAS has all-star draftees for every position from linebarker andwide fur-ceiver to water boy and bench warmer. Adopters should come selecttheir first-round pick before they’re intercepted!
Memphis Animal Services has seen a 27 percent increase in overallintake in 2019, including a dramatic 45 percent increase in kittens under fivemonths. The shelter is on track to take in more than 11,000 pets this year,compared to 8,939 in 2018. Despite the intake increase, MAS has saved 91percent of the pets in their care.
“As the only open-intake shelter in Memphis, we’re all theseanimals have. We can’t stop taking new animals even when we’re full, becausethe animals out there need us,” said Pugh. “And the animals in here need you.Please help us save them.”
Every adoption at Memphis Animal Services includes spay/neuter,microchip, vaccines, heartworm test (and treatment if needed) for dogs, FeLVtest for cats, collar and/or leash, and customized ID tag. Adoptions fees areusually $80 for small dogs and puppies/kittens under 5 months and $40 for largeadult dogs and adult cats.
Memphis Animal Services, located at 2350 Appling City Cove, isopen for adoptions daily from 12-4 p.m. plus until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays andThursdays. Dogs at the shelter are also listed on MAS’s website, www.memphisanimalservices.com.