Onslow County Animal Services extends adoption special


Onslow County Animal Services is giving future pet owners a second chance to adopt an animal at a discounted rate.

Until Saturday, July 6th animals at the shelter will be available to adopt at a reduced rate.

In June, the shelter had 140 adoptions.

According to their website, there are 19 dogs and 19 cats up for adoption.

Officials encourage people to adopt at a shelter instead of getting a free pet.

The fee includes vaccinations, micro-chip, de-wormer, and a 30-day flea prevention.

The shelter will be closed on July 4th.

You can visit their website for a list of adoptable animals.

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Cats and dogs in Onslow County are looking to find their forever home. 

Until Saturday, Onslow County Animal Services is hosting an adoption special. 

Currently, 25 cats and 21 dogs are available to adopt. 

Officials say the kennels are almost at capacity. As an incentive, the shelter is reducing their adoption fees this week. 

Their adoption numbers are also surpassing last year’s numbers. 

“We’re trying to keep our momentum going with the adoptions, we need to have available space in order to serve the communities,” said Jennifer Monteforte, community outreach coordinator at OCAS. 

Officials encourage to adopt at the shelter instead of getting free pets. 

“When you consider getting a free pet off the internet, consider that there are also those costs that you will need to take on as well,” said Monteforte. 

All adoptable dogs and cats are spayed and neutered. 

The fee includes vaccinations, microchip, dewormer, and 30-day flea prevention. 

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