Pet adoption fees waived at shelter

Published 7:06 pm Monday, June 3, 2019

On Monday, the City of LaGrange announced that due to space issues at the LaGrange Animal Shelter, fees will be waived on dogs and cats who are fixed, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

“We have plenty of puppies and kittens who are up to date on their vaccinations and looking for their forever home,” LaGrange Animal Services Officer Chirs Bussey said.

Potential pet owners will need to bring in an ID in order to adopt.

The announcement came following the recovery of 30 mastiff mixed breed dogs from a hoarding case on North Barnard Avenue on Friday. Nine puppies were recovered, and seven had already been adopted by noon Monday. According to the press release, the adoption fee for all the dogs and puppies associated with the case will be $75, and some adult dogs will not be available for adoption until they are more trusting of people.

In the meantime, all 52 of the shelter’s cages were occupied on Monday, and Bussey said some dogs were outside.

Puppy Pipeline — a nonprofit that takes dogs from overpopulated shelters in the south to northern states with strict spay/neuter laws — is expected to pick-up a large portion of the dogs on Wednesday, according to Bussey.