June 1, 2014 marked the first day of the Alachua County Animal Services adopt-a-thon to win the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge. The Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July, and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Alachua County Animal Services is one of the 50 shelters chosen to participate. The grand prize is a $100,000 grant.
From June 1, to August 31, adoption fees are waived, making every animal free to qualified applicants. All cats and dogs are examined, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered prior to leaving Animal Services. The County’s goal is to save 2,500 animals in 92 days.
In June, Alachua County Animal Services will be at the following locations:
· June 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at Westside Park (1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville)
· June 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gainesville Automotive (2600 N. Main Street, Gainesville)
· June 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at Jonesville Park (3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville)
· June 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Kanapaha Park (7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville)
Animals can also be adopted at the Alachua County Animal Services Headquarters (3400 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville), Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6870.