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Animal Shelter to Host Family Fun Day with Rabies, Microchipping Clinic on Nov. 18

To celebrate the start of the annual Home for the Holidays adoption promotion that waives all adoption fees for shelter pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will host a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Animal Shelter (4065 County Way). The event is free to the public and will include:

  • Free Rabies vaccinations and microchipping for residents’ pets
    • Provided by new Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Mobile Unit
  • Free hot dogs, sides and drinks
  • A bounce house for children
  • Face painting and crafts
  • Access to the adjacent Coal Mountain Dog Park
  • Visits by many of the shelter’s adoptable pets

“We have a lot to be excited about as we head into the holiday season and want to invite the public to see some of the great things happening here,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “The Family Fun Day is a great time to take home a new best friend with zero adoption fee during the Home for the Holidays promotion, to bring your current pet(s) for microchipping and Rabies vaccinations as well as to have some fun at the dog park across the street.”

Food and beverages as well as microchipping and Rabies vaccination services will be available as supplies last. All dogs are required to be on leash at the event, and cats must be in carriers at the event.

The event will also highlight the Animal Shelter’s upcoming transition to a new name, The Pet Resource Center, to reflect new services provided for the community in addition to the current offerings from the shelter. Along with continuing its current shelter and adoption operations, the newly named Forsyth County Pet Resource Center will be based around service, including various new educational programs, as well as the addition of the CARE Mobile Unit.

The new mobile vehicle is equipped with two surgery tables, a digital X-ray machine, caging for adoption events and other machines needed to perform surgeries such as spaying and neutering. The CARE unit will be utilized for community adoption events, vaccination and microchipping clinics, Community Cat Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Return (TNVR) programming and it will provide scheduled mobile veterinary services to areas of need in the County. The CARE Unit will also be utilized as needed to support Forsyth County EMA operations during emergency activations.

To visit the Forsyth County Animal Shelter online to view adoptable pets, sponsor an animal’s treatment, discover volunteer/foster opportunities and to learn more about the new services/brand coming soon, click here. To visit and follow the shelter’s official Facebook page, click here.

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