JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Just in time for Christmas, the Jackson County Animal Shelter is extending its hours and lowering the price for holiday pet adoptions.
The shelter will be open for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (including lunch) on Monday, Dec. 20 through Thursday, Dec. 23. The adoption costs during this time will temporarily be lowered to $35.
"If you are still looking for the perfect gift, a pet from the County's Shelter might be the answer," Shelter Supervisor Bill Richman explained. "Our tracking numbers are clear, the week before Christmas is our busiest adoption week of the year. To be as convenient as possible to our residents, we decided to offer special fees and hours."
All adopted animals are provided with initial vaccinations and preventative worming. The shelter provides a free health exam with a certificate of examination from the Jackson County Veterinary Society.
Only puppies, kittens, and spayed or neutered animals can be taken home the same day they're adopted.
"Adopting a pet is about much more than giving a great gift; it's also about rescuing an animal and providing a good home for a family pet," Richman said.
The Animal Shelter is located off Hwy. 90 in Gautier next to the County's soccer complex. The Shelter is operated by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and averages almost 100 pet adoptions each month.
For more information about pet adoptions call (228) 497-6350.