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'Come and get your pets': Detroit Animal Care waiving adoption fees over holiday weekend

WWJ News Radio
WWJ News Radio
 2021-12-31

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DETROIT (WWJ) – “Come and get your pets!”

That’s the message from the folks at Detroit Animal Care as they are waiving adoption and license fees during their New Year’s Amnesty Program, which runs through Jan. 4, 2022.

If you’re looking for a fun way to start your New Year, why not try providing a “furever home” for a pet in need?

“We have many deserving dogs and cats waiting to find their Furever homes, so we are waiving all adoption and licensing fees throughout the New Year holiday, through January 4, 2022,” said Mark Kumpf, Director of Animal Care & Control for the Detroit Health Department.

Free adoptions will go from noon to 2:30 p.m. every day from Friday, Dec. 31 to Tuesday, Jan. 4.

All adoption events take place at Detroit Animal Care, 7401 Chrysler Drive in Detroit .

Dogs are neutered and come with a collar, leash, supply of food and goody bag with treats.

All dogs and cats are also microchipped, vaccinated against rabies and have had their first set of vaccinations.

In addition to the adoption events, any stray dog or cat that is picked up by Detroit Animal Control officers over the holiday weekend will get a free ride home to their owners, with all fines and violation fees waived through January 4th, 2022.

“We want all Detroiters to microchip their pets. It is the safest and most efficient way to reunite pets with their owners. We are able to offer New Year’s Amnesty to strays this holiday weekend who are microchipped. This allows our Animal Control Officers to locate the pet owners, and be able to bring them to their humans instead of our facility,” Kumpf said.

Anyone interested in adopting can check out the animals available on the DACC Facebook page.

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