Detroit animal shelter offering free pet adoptions through Jan. 4

8-week-old puppies dumped in Detroit as shelters report that more animals have been abandoned.

The Detroit Animal Care and Control Shelter has a message for residents: “Come and get your pets!”

If someone does not have a missing pet but would like to adopt, visit them.

DACC is hosting free pet adoptions until January 4, 2022 as part of its New Year’s Pardon Program. All fees and fines will be waived for any pet owners who have created their pets with an electronic chip and have not yet come to collect them. The shelter will provide the pet with a free ride home if it is found during the weekend.

“We have many outstanding dogs and cats waiting to find their homes in Furever, so we waive all adoption and licensing fees throughout the New Year holidays, until January 4, 2022,” said Mark Kompf, director of the Department of Health’s Pet Agency.

From December 31, 2021 until January 4, 2022, anyone interested in a pet can stop by between 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for free adoption.

“We want all Detroiters to microchip their pets. It’s the safest and most effective way to reunite pets with their owners. We are able to offer a New Year’s amnesty to people who are microchiped this weekend. Our animals locate pet owners, and be able to bring them to their humans rather than our facility.”

All adoption events take place at Detroit Animal Care, 7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit 48211.

Dogs are neutered and come with a collar, leash, food supply, and a gift bag with treats. All dogs and cats are also provided with electronic chips, vaccinated against rabies and have received their first set of vaccinations.

Anyone interested in animal availability can go to the group’s Facebook page to see what cats and dogs might be waiting for them.

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