An adoption day will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the animal shelter, 1619 Blanchard Rd. at the city landfill off South Ninth Avenue.
“We have more animals than we have shelter for,” said Animal Control Officer Mark Lasiter. “We’re setting new records for adoptions every month, but we still need help. If you are looking for a good pet, we have a good assortment that have been abandoned by others. Their loss is your gain.”
The animal control department is comprised of two full-time officers trying to keep up with a large volume of calls, and a small shelter which will not handle the abundance of animals picked up.
“Many good pets are euthanized, even though we try to adopt out as many as possible,” Lasiter said. “The adoption day will be a great opportunity for those who can care for a pet and are looking for a friend.”
Last month, 61 animals held by the shelter were adopted.
Only one cat is presently available but there is an assortment of puppies and dogs to choose from, including a friendly black and white pit bull.
“The adoption fee will include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and general check up,” Lasiter said. “We hope this will become a monthly event, so if you don’t find the pet you are looking for watch for upcoming adoption days.”
For more information, call the Durant Police Department at 924-3737.