The Fleming Island adoption center of Clay County Animal Care and Control will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 6th.
A week later, the county’s main shelter west of Green Cove Springs will celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week with its own adoption festival.
The Fleming Island adoption center, which has been open to the public only eight hours a week, has adopted out 101 dogs and 58 cats since it opened, according to volunteer Gail Arrowsmith, and other animals have been placed in foster care.
At the Nov. 6 event, more adoptable dogs and cats will be on hand and a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic sponsored by the Clay County Humane Society will be held, according to a news release.
Also planned are $10 pet photos taken and printed on site and a 3 p.m. raffle drawing. The raffle items are a $1,000 wildlife conservation tour for eight people at White Oak Plantation, a $450 Mayport shrimp boat photographic print by John Woods and four south end zone tickets (total value $232) to the Dec. 12 Jacksonville Jaguars-Oakland Raiders game.