Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Name Your Price" Brevard County Pet Adoption In July

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- If you’re looking for a new pet, Brevard County Animal Services is letting you name your own adoption fee for the shelter’s dogs, cats, kittens and puppies during the month of July.

Prospective animal adopters can pay any price they choose for their new pet starting Tuesday at the shelters in Melbourne and Titusville as part of the shelter’s “Name Your Price” adoption promotion, which runs July 1 through 31.

All of the dogs and cats housed at the County’s animal care centers, which are the only open admissions shelters in Brevard County, are included in the month-long promotion and will come spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adopters will also need to purchase a County animal license for their new pet, which is $10 per year.

“Adopters are encouraged to make a donation they can afford when adopting a shelter pet,” said Karla Torpy, Director of Animal Services & Enforcement. “When you adopt from the County shelters, your pet has already received hundreds of dollars of free pet services, including vaccines, spay/neutering, deworming, flea treatment feline leukemia test, heart worm testing and prevention medication.”

To see dogs or cats available for adoption, visit the Brevard County Animal Care Centers at 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne or 2605 Flake Road in Titusville or go to the shelter website at The Animal Care Centers are open from Noon to 6 p.m. every day but Wednesday.  Holiday hours for Friday, July 4 are Noon to 4 p.m.