Beaumont Animal Care Hosts National Dog Day Adoption Event

Those finally looking to adopt a new dog have a chance to do so with a deep discount from Beaumont Animal Care, while helping the shelter tackle overcrowding.

Beaumont Animal Care kicked off its two-day National Dog Day adoption event on Friday and will continue the occasion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event takes place at the shelter, located at 1884 Pine Street.

Adoption fees for this weekend have been reduced from $70 to $20. Fees apply to all animals in the shelter and include neutering, microchipping, first set of vaccines, flea prevention and deworming.

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Friday morning, there were 95 dogs and 18 cats at the shelter. Although the number of cats is down 35.7% since Tuesday, the shelter is still above capacity when it comes to the number of dogs it can accommodate. The maximum capacity for dogs is 90.

For more information about the adoption event, call the shelter at (409) 838-3304 or email [email protected]

National Cabot Day, which was formed in 2005 by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige, celebrates mixed canine breeds and raises awareness of the number of mixed breed dogs occupying shelters. National Cabot Day is recognized twice a year. The first day will be Sunday, while the second will be December 2.

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Boyd S. Abbott