Officials hope to lower costs and increase adoptions.
Harnett County Animal Services is accepting donations to help offset the cost of spaying and neutering animals that come into the Harnett County Animal Shelter.
Officials with animal services hope the donations will reduce barriers residents experience when trying to adopt animals from the shelter.
“In the past, we have had residents inquire about donating money and supplies to the animal shelter,” Harnett County General Services Director Barry Blevins said. “We want to provide people who wish to give to this cause the opportunity to do so and hopefully help increase the number of adoptions at the shelter.”
Harnett County Animal Services is committed to reducing the number of unwanted animals that come into the shelter. Evidence suggests the best way to reduce the unwanted animal population humanely is through spaying and neutering efforts. Harnett County recently implemented a policy that requires all animals adopted to be spayed or neutered before being released from the shelter. Animal services charges a fee to cover the cost of this service based on the weight of the animal.
Anyone who would like to make a donation or who has any questions, may contact Harnett County Animal Services at (910) 814-2952 or Harnett County General Services at (910) 893-7536.