The Burlington Pet Adoption Center is extending its half-price special for another week.
Originally slated to end Saturday, an increase in pet adoptions encouraged the city of Burlington to run the special until Aug. 4.
Since the special began July 14 — selling fully vaccinated, spayed and neutered cats for $30 and dogs for $40 — 83 animals have been adopted, said Burlington Animal Services Supervisor Tamee Penley.
As of Friday morning, 44 of those had been adopted since Sunday, when the Times-News ran a story about a spike in pet surrenders at the animal shelter. It’s believed the economy, along with spring’s usual rise in puppy and kitten population, caused a 28-percent jump in the number of animals turned over to the shelter by their owners.
Due to limited space in the shelter, a rise in surrendered pets could mean more animals are euthanized if they aren’t adopted.
The half-price adoption special started to help find those animals new, permanent homes.
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