Clackamas County Dog Services (CCDS) will offer 50-percent off adoption fees for all dogs one year and older, and 75 percent off for dogs weighing 50 pounds or more, on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27. Adoptions will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CCDS Animal Adoption and Education Center, 13141 SE Highway 212, Clackamas.
CCDS staff will be on hand to help people find the perfect canine companion. Dogs available for adoption can be viewed in advance at www.clackamas.us/dogs. Adoption application forms are also available online at www.clackamas.us/dogs/forms/adoptapp.html so that interested pet owners can apply before visiting the shelter to speed up the adoption process.
"This is a great opportunity for dog lovers to come to Clackamas County to find the perfect pet to bring home," said Maura White, Development Officer for Clackamas County Dog Services.
The 50-percent off discount is in partnership with the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), a partnership of area shelters focused on ending the euthanasia of social, healthy and treatable cats and dogs in local shelters by collaborating on spay/neuter programs, educational and outreach efforts, and the promotion of humane alternatives for feral cats.
CCDS provides a wide variety of dog services throughout Clackamas County including dog licensing; sick, injured and emergency dog rescue; pet protective custody, bite investigations, vicious or feral dog removal, quarantine of dogs that have bitten and are not rabies vaccinated, inspection of dog kennels, obedience training classes, pet first-aid classes and spay/neuter services.
In addition to CCDS, the shelters participating in the discounted adoption fee weekend include Cat Adoption Team, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Multnomah County Animal Services, Oregon Humane Society, and Washington County Animal Services/Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter. More information about ASAP is available at www.asapmetro.org.
For more information, contact Maura White, 503-722-6729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.