Shadow, one of the many cats available for adoption with the ACHS.
The Athens County Humane Society (ACHS) will hold it's monthly adoption event this weekend on Saturday, June 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Market on State in Athens.
People will have the chance to meet and greet just some of the pets available for adoption through the Athens County Humane Society. These pets are waiting to find a good, forever home. Those wishing to adopt will be able to speak with Athens County Humane Society representatives at the event.
The adoption process includes an application and interview. If you are considering adopting a cat, you should have a secure cat carrier with you for transportation. The ACHS will not authorize the transportation of a cat from the event without a carrier. You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt an animal from the Athens County Humane Society.
There is also a fee associated with the adoption of animals from the Athens County Humane Society. The fee varies by animal. Dogs range between $100 and $150, depending upon the veterinary costs were incurred when they were surrendered to the organization. Adult cats aged 6 months or older have an adoption fee of $50, while kittens under six months cost $75 to adopt. The price may seem steep to some, but all animals adopted from the ACHS are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites (including fleas!) prior to adoption. A "free" kitten could easily run up a vet tab nearly triple the cost of adoption within the first week of ownership for the very same procedures.
Click here to read more about the financial responsibility associated with pet ownership and click here for a list of things to consider before adopting a new companion.
If you're absolutely certain you're ready to adopt, check out a list of adoptable pets available through the Athens County Humane Society. Even if they don't attend the event, these little guys and gals are looking for a "forever" home. Is it yours?