The Animal Protection Association of Fayetteville is slashing adoption fees in half through Sunday in an effort to find forever homes for pets.
CEO Jackie Stickley, who has worked with animals for nearly a decade and has one dog of her own, said many of the shelters are at maximum capacity.
“The goal is to find as many – not only dogs, but cats as well – their forever homes,” she said. “The county facilities…are full of animals right now.”
Stickley said that fewer animals are adopted during the summer months.
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Throughout the year, the FAPS dog adoption fee is $200 and the cat adoption fee is $100. Through Sunday, that adoption fee will be halved.
“When you get a pet from a shelter… you get a pet that has been fully screened,” she said. “This will save you hundreds.”
The adoption fees include pet vaccinations, spay or spay treatment and a microchip implant, because “one in three animals is going to be lost in their lifetime, so it’s really important,” Stickley said.
She added that the shelter houses about 25 cats and 45 dogs and about 60 animals are brought to the shelter every month.
Betsy, the tallest FAPS resident, is a 5-year-old female pitbull mix who weighs 42 pounds.
“Our hearts are breaking,” Stickley said. “Betsy has been in our shelter since August 2021 and is rapidly approaching one year at the shelter.”
She said Betsy is a great dog, intelligent, well mannered, toilet trained and loves children. FAPS waives the Betsy certification fee.
Stickley said Betsy deserved a good family to call her.
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She noted that there are proven health benefits that come with owning a pet.
“The very special thing about pets is that they allow us to be alone without feeling lonely,” Stickley said.
She said owning a pet can reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase overall health.
Animal Protection Association Fayetteville, No Kill Shelter, located at 3927 Bragg Blvd. , Fayetteville, and open 1-5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information or to view the pets available live on Tuesday, follow the shelter on Facebook at facebook.com/fapspet.
Health and Education Clerk Ariana-Jasmine Castrellon can be reached at [email protected] or 910-486-3561.