Muncie Animal Care and Services offers pets for $ 5 as part of a month-long adoption event


Muncie Animal Care and Services (MACS) launched a new month-long program on September 22 that offers pets up for adoption for $ 5.

Employee Braqulle Rutherford said the promotion was created in response to the shelter being “beyond capacity … [and] not very successful lately in any of our adoptions.

All cats and dogs are sterilized, neutered and given age-appropriate vaccines at the facility, in addition to being tested for heartworms and dewormed if necessary. All the animals are currently on anti-flea treatment.

All adoptions come with a free welfare check from the facility veterinarian, and the $ 5 adoption fee is waived for first responders, military personnel, and the elderly. All animals over six years old that have been in the facility for more than six months are also available free of charge. Potential pet owners have the option of meeting one of the facility’s dogs and cats before bringing them home.

“Our goal here is to get them all into homes,” said Ashley Honeycutt, director of the MACS office. “Most Ball State kids have breed restrictions and dog weight restrictions, [but] I must say that [Ball State Housing and Residence Life has] become much more lenient over the past two years.

Honeycutt also said any potential adopter should consider the “ten year minimum” commitment to owning a pet, especially after graduating from Ball State. She mentioned that there are many ways for students to interact with pets without making this commitment.

“They can come in and socialize with [the animals], it’s good for the animals to take them for a walk or to play, ”said Honeycutt. “If you need to decompress or if you’ve just had a rough day, come to the Kitten Corner for an hour and let the kittens climb on you. “

The $ 5 promotion runs until October 22.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet or volunteering can contact the shelter on Facebook at @MuncieAnimalShelter, online, or by phone at (765) 747-4851.

As part of an Adopt-A-Thon earlier this summer, MACS offered cats and dogs at a reduced price and asked people who rent homes to provide a copy of their pet policy beforehand. adopt an animal.

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