Aberdeen Animal Shelter offering free pets in November

By Jean Slosky

During the month of November, selected animals in our shelter, the Aberdeen Animal Shelter, are free! As we are a no-kill shelter, animals stay in our shelter until they become adopted. This has led to our current situation where we have become very overcrowded and need to move some of these babies into loving homes.

The normal procedure of filling out the adoption contract applies, but the adoption fee will be waived during the month of November.

As always, our animals’ vaccinations are up to date and they are spayed/neutered before they leave our shelter.

Please visit our Facebook page where you can view the animals that will be free during the month of November.

The shelter is also in need of more community involvement. We very much appreciate all the donations of aluminum cans, animal food, newspapers and yard sale goods, but more hands-on help is needed. The shelter is currently being run by a few dedicated volunteers. We need more help from our local community to keep our shelter running smoothly and our animals healthy and happy. We need help to walk, bathe, play, train, clean and with special events like monthly yard sales, bake sales, spaying/neutering days, etc. We do allow children to volunteer, with some restrictions. Ages 12 and under need to be accompanied by a participating adult at all times, ages 13-15 are allowed alone but only allowed for 2-3 hours at a time. There are no restrictions for ages 16 and up.

Our Animal Control Officer, Larry Jackson, has worked hard to keep the loose animal population in Aberdeen down, keep our shelter clean and our animals healthy. But he can’t do it alone, so please help him and the other volunteers make our shelter a complete success. Donate your time and help an animal in need!

For more information, please contact us by phone at 369-2188 or by email aberdeenshelter@att.net.

The Aberdeen Animal Shelter is located at 201 Roy Pounders Drive in Aberdeen.

* Jean Slosky is a shelter volunteer.