Georgetown launches 40 dogs in 40 days program

Georgetown launches 40 dogs in 40 days program

Georgetown launches 40 dogs in 40 days program

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by JADE MINGUS / KVUE News and Photojournalist JP Harrington

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Posted on January 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 6:44 PM

GEORGETOWN -- The Georgetown Animal Shelter is trying to find homes for dozens of dogs as it prepares for renovations.

The city is running a special 40 dogs in 40 days program to move pets out of the shelter to prepare for new flooring for the kennel. Construction begins Jan. 12, and is expected to last six weeks.

“They are going to be sandblasted and recoated, so we have to empty the shelter,” said Animal Services Manager Jackie Carey.

All dogs will be available for $14, which includes the cost of spay/neuter surgery, microchips and vaccines.

Since the program began two days ago, the shelter has adopted out 15 dogs. Ten more need to find homes, and then more will need to be adopted as the shelter continues to intake lost animals and strays.

Foster families are also needed. If you can make a  three- or six-week commitment during the floor remodels, fostering is an option. If you can’t adopt or foster, you can sponsor a dog to be boarded for a fee of $20 a day.

 

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