Spotlight on Pet Adoption in Great Falls – KRTV.com – Great Falls, Montana

Petco in Great Falls hosted a pet adoption fair on Saturday, aimed at helping rescued and displaced animals who are looking for new homes.

Six different rescue groups were involved with event, including The Cascade County Humane Society, the Great Falls Animal Shelter, and the Pet Paw-see, with some groups coming from as far as Browning and Choteau.

The Great Falls Animal Shelter is running a “Back in Black” promotion to help change the future for shelter pets.

Starting Friday, July 6, and running until Saturday, August 4, all dogs and cats that are black (or mostly black) can be adopted for $40, which includes the adoption fee and a refundable rabies deposit.

All kittens over two months old – regardless of color – are also included in the promotion.

City officials say that the cost of spaying or neutering shouldn’t be a deterrent to becoming a pet owner.

Thanks to a generous community donor, the Shelter has funds to help cover the cost of altering animals that are adopted during this month-long promotion. Per Montana Code, all animals leaving a Montana shelter must be spayed or neutered.

Dogs and cats needing to be altered will be transported to a veterinarian of the new owner’s choice to be spayed or neutered.

For more information about the “Back in Black” promotion or becoming a new pet owner, contact the Great Falls Animal Shelter at 454-2276.

Originally posted here:  Spotlight on Pet Adoption in Great Falls | KRTV.com | Great Falls, Montana.