In light of the current crisis in animal shelters, Liberty County Animal Services and Best Friends Animal Society have joined together for an event created to encourage more people to adopt a pet on July 22.
Open adoptions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can view our adoptable animals on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/libertycountyanimalcontrol.
Recent data released by Best Friends showed in 2021 U.S. shelters saw an 8.1 percent increase in animal intakes that pet adoptions couldn’t keep pace with.
As shelters continue to fill up with adoptable pets this summer, often exceeding their capacities, Best Friends and its participating partners have put together the adoption event to address the urgency, with more than 530 shelters, including Liberty County Animal Services, offering reduced or waived fees.
"Following the immense success of our National Adoption Weekend in May, which resulted in 4,529 lives saved, we couldn’t wait to have a second National Adoption Weekend as soon as possible,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “The summer months, and July in particular, is one of the highest intake months for animal shelters in America so we really encourage anyone who’s looking for a pet to adopt now.”
Liberty County Animal Services cites many benefits to adopting a pet, including:
• A One Stop (Adoption) Shop: Most pets that you adopt from a shelter will come vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered which saves you the time and cost of having to do it yourself, like when you purchase a pet.
• You Gain a Lifetime Partner in Your Pets Life: Shelters and animal welfare organizations care about your new family member and will be there to help you throughout the life of the pet with helpful resources and information.
• You are Saving At Least Two Lives: When you adopt you are saving the life of the pet you adopt and opening a spot at a shelter or rescue for a new animal in need of a forever home.
Currently, there are considerably more pets available for adoption than currently due to recent problems such as staffing shortages and increased intake numbers.
For more information, send us a message on https://www.facebook.com/libertycountyanimalcontrol to learn more.
About Liberty County Animal Services
Our mission is to balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of people and animals within the area of Liberty County. To schedule an appointment for any of our services please click the link https://Liberty-County-GA-Animal-Services.as.me/.
About the Best Friends Network
The Best Friends Network is comprised of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and other animal welfare organizations in all 50 states. We are a coalition committed to saving the lives of homeless cats and dogs through collaboration, information-sharing, and implementation of proven lifesaving strategies. Our partners support each other and inspire their own communities to increase lifesaving of dogs and cats across the country.