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You can adopt a pet from the city for half the cost this weekend

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DH Calgary Staff Apr 24, 2018 7:19 am 3,864

If you feel like it’s finally time to add to the family — without the whole hassle of pregnancy, giving birth, and raising a literal human for the rest of your life — then you’re in luck!

The City of Calgary is reducing the cost of adopting a pet this weekend in celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.

Over 75 dogs and cats will be seeking a good home this weekend, and between Saturday, April 28 and Monday, April 30, you can adopt a dog for just $106 or a cat for $80 (or both!).

Unfortunately, puppies and kittens under 6 months old are not included in the adopt-a-thon, but that’s likely because the younger animals don’t have as hard a time finding a home as their older, no-less-adorable, counterparts.

The adoption fees cover spaying/neutering, the first set of vaccines, Felv/FIV testing for cats, and microchipping.

All new owners will also receive a bag of cat or dog food, six weeks of pet insurance, a six-month animal license, and the assurance that all cats and dogs have had a veterinary health exam while at the shelter.

Potential pet owners are encouraged to stop by Calgary Animal Services at Portland Street SE between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, or 10 am and 6 pm on Monday.

Pets available for adoption can be viewed at the City of Calgary’s website.

City of Calgary Adopt-a-Thon 2018

When: Saturday, April 28 to Monday, April 30, 2018

Time: Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm, Monday: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: Calgary Animal Services — 2201 Portland Street SE, Calgary

Cost: $106 for dogs and $80 for cats

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