Animal Allies Humane Society to host open house, adoptathonAnimal Allies Humane Society will be hosting a two-day event featuring an array of family activities for animal lovers.
Animal Allies Humane Society will be hosting a two-day event featuring an array of family activities for animal lovers.
“Our goal for this event is two-fold,” says Rick Sailstad, executive director. “First, we want to greatly reduce our shelter population in anticipation of the flood of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals that traditionally arrive at our shelters in the spring. Second, would like the public to come up to tour the shelter, see the animals, and learn about our mission. This event celebrates our four-year anniversary of opening the Duluth shelter and we invite the community to visit the shelter they helped build.”
Animal Allies in Duluth has extended its hours for this event and will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the shelter, 4006 Airport Road.
Adoption fees will be reduced for the event: kittens $75; cats (6 months or older) $20; and dog/puppies $50 off regular adoption fees. Additionally, supporters of Animal Allies can help reduce adoption fees even more by going on-line at www.animalallies.net and donating $10 or more toward reducing adoption fees on available animals. Door prizes will be offered for the first 10 dog and cat adoptions each day.
Community members who are not currently planning to adopt are encouraged to come up and visit the shelter. Animal Allies will be hosting a variety of fun activities, including a meet and greet with local team mascots; a running of the Cat-tucky Derby – where friendly felines sporting jerseys race for a catnip prize; agility, behavior and obedience demonstrations by local trainers and clubs; a Q&A with local veterinarians; and a visit by St. Louis County Sheriff K9, aka “Kilo,” along with Deputy Sheriff Brandon Silgjord; performances by Rubber Chicken Theatre and local musician Hannah Rey; and much, much more. Visit animalallies.net for more details.
Animal Allies will also offer discounted DNA testing kits for dog owners both days and will be reducing microchip implantation and registrations fees to $15 for anyone with a microchip appointment for their pet on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“There will be something for everyone at this event, whether you are looking to adopt or not,” said Anna Sjodin, Lead Adoption Counselor. “Come up to our shelter on Airport Road and see what our Twin Ports community helped build to care for the animals.”