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LaGrange animal shelter offering half-price adoptions for rest of June

The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter is offering half-priced adoptions for all animals until June 30, according to a City of LaGrange press release from Monday. On that day, the shelter was at full capacity with no open kennels left for new animals. 

“We have a few open pens because we had a Puppy Pipeline transport leave last night for cats and kittens. We had 40 cats and kittens leave. That brought us down a little bit,” LaGrange Animal Services supervisor Chris Bussey said on Tuesday.

“Puppy Pipeline is a nonprofit organization that’s funded by grants. It allows us to send animals up north to no-kill shelters where they don’t have the severe stray population like the south does,” he explained.

Before the transport left, the shelter had 111 cats and 76 dogs. Bussey attributed the overcrowding to people not spaying and neutering their pets. 

He said the shelter prefers for people to make appointments rather than walk in. 

“That way, if we know we have an appointment, we can keep an eye out for them. If they don’t have an appointment, they can still come. We might be in the back. It might take us a few minutes to hear the door knocks. We’ll definitely let them in and let them adopt.”

The normal price for an adoption ranges from $50 to $75, depending on whether the animals are spayed, neutered and have had their shots. Bussey said animals who have been spayed, neutered and/or vaccinated are cheaper than the ones who haven’t been. 

“The normal price for a kitten is $50 dollars. But right now, they’re going to be $25,” Bussey said.

Adoption fees for the rest of the month range from $8 to about $37.50.

The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter is located at 1390 Orchard Hill Road in LaGrange. To make an appointment, call (706) 298-3606.