Animal services

Memphis Animal Services offers free adoptions May 20-22

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – As part of National Pet Rescue Day, Memphis Animal Services is waiving all adoption fees this weekend.

Bounty Paper Towels covers costs for cats and dogs through a partnership with the Best Friends Animal Society network.

“We are honored to join the Best Friends Animal Society to help save the lives of pets while helping pet parents everywhere,” said Janette Yauch, Vice President of Bounty.

Memphis Animal Services said it would be a big savings for potential pet owners.

“MAS adoptions, as always, include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, collar/leash, personalized ID tag, FeLV test (cats) and heartworm test and treatment drugs if necessary (dogs). About 50 of the 200 animals available are already castrated or sterilized and can go home the same day. Memphis Animal Services in Memphis, Tennessee is open for adoptions seven days a week from noon to 4 p.m. daily,” the shelter said in its press release.

Staff and volunteers hope all the free stuff will encourage more people to give a pet a forever home.

“We hope the opportunity to bring happiness home with no adoption costs will inspire many in our community to adopt,” said Alexis Pugh. “We hope to see so many happy families created this weekend.”

If you are interested in adopting a cat, you can view the animals available here.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, you can view the animals available here.

Shelters across the United States have seen a slight increase in the number of shelter animals but, at the same time, have seen a decrease in the ability to care for so many animals.

“With fewer people working and volunteering at the shelter, combined with more animals arriving and staying in our care longer, we are in crisis like so many other shelters across the United States,” said Pugh.