The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is offering more opportunities to adopt a pet by returning to Sunday hours. Beginning April 23, the animal shelter will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
To celebrate, the shelter will be offering free adoptions on Sunday, April 23, and April 30.
“We’d like to see Sundays become a busy day for adoptions and visitors. A lot of people are off on the weekends, and it’s a good time of year to add a new companion to your family,” Animal Services Manager April Haughey said.
The shelter has seen large numbers of surrendered dogs in recent months, along with many strays. To illustrate, 18 percent of all incoming dogs have been surrendered so far this year, compared to 14 percent last year. Also, the shelter took in 746 dogs (strays and surrenders) in Fiscal Year 2021-22, an increase of 9 percent over the previous year.
“We are entering a typically busy season and want to maximize the opportunities for potential adopters to visit,” Haughey said. “We urge you to visit and consider adopting a dog or cat this spring. Every adoption makes a difference.”
About the Georgetown Animal Shelter
The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive. The shelter is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit pets.georgetown.org.