Coweta County is waiving adoption fees for some dogs and cats who have been longtime residents at the shelter.
The shelter is overcrowded, and in an effort to help that problem, Coweta County Animal Control is offering free adoption of animals that have been at the shelter for over 120 days.
Dogs and cats that have been at the shelter between 90 and 120 days may be adopted for half of the standard adoption fee.
As of last week, there were over 30 dogs that had been at the shelter at least 90 days, according to Tom Corker, Coweta communications manager.
Though there aren’t any cats who have been there more than 60 days, “We have such an abundance of cats, we have chosen to reduce the adoption fee by half,” said Warden Bill McKenzie, director of Coweta Animal Control.
All animals adopted from Coweta County Animal Control are spayed or neutered, vet-checked and microchipped, and have at least their first round of shots.
The standard adoption fee at animal control is $70 for cats and $126 for dogs.