To encourage spring adoptions and empty crowded shelters, the Jacksonville Humane Society is are offering free – and reduced-price adoption specials.
Also, the Humane Society and First Coast No More Homeless Pets are participating in community adoption events this month.
The Humane Society has free adoptions for pets ages 3 years and older, according to a news release.
The regular adoption fee for dogs and cats 6 months or older is $75. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, up-to-date on shots and treated for fleas, ticks and other parasites. Adopters are required to purchase a city rabies license tag for $20 and a six-month supply of heartworm prevention when adopting a dog. The cost of a six-month supply of heartworm prevention ranges from $21 to $30. Adopters must bring or purchase at the Humane Society an approved leash and collar for their dog or a break-away collar and approved carrier for their cat.
Also, the Humane Society and First Coast No More Homeless Pets will have animals for adoption at the Charities Tent Event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 8801 Southside Blvd. The fee will be $25, including the pet license fee.
In addition, both nonprofits will participate in the Best Friends Super Adoption Event 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Mandarin Adoption Center, 10503 San Jose Blvd., according to the release.
For more information, go to jaxhumane.org or fcnmhp.org.
Originally posted here: Lower cost pet adoption events planned in Jacksonille this month | jacksonville.com.