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“Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 2

The Forsyth County Animal Shelter hopes to make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, by waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion is underway now and will be available for pet adoptions through January 2, 2018. 

“No one wants to think about a pet spending the holidays in a shelter, which is why we are hoping this special promotion will encourage residents to bring home a cat or dog to be a part of their family,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets at the shelter deserve a good home, especially this time of the year. By taking advantage of this promotion, residents can not only save money but more importantly give a new life to these wonderful animals.”

The shelter’s adoption fee includes microchipping for all pets, altering and age appropriate vaccinations.

The Forsyth County Animal Shelter, located just off of GA 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County, provides animal adoptions Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The shelter will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for Christmas as well as Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

In addition to seeking homes for all of the animals in their care, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is always looking for volunteers, those willing to foster animals and donations of items such as pet food, toys and bedding.

For more information, call (678) 965-7185 or visit Residents may also connect with the shelter on their Facebook page,

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