We Like Big Mutts and We Cannot Lie
Free dog adoptions at the ASC in honor of National Mutt Day
November 26, 2013
With a goal of finding homes for 10,000 lovable mutts across the country, the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) will participate in National Mutt Day by offering free adoptions on all canines this Sunday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. Currently, there are about 40 dogs at the ASC ready and waiting for loving homes.
Mutts, typically defined as any mix of dog breeds, come in all sizes, shapes, colors and patterns. He or she might have a long snout or a short nose, ears that flop or stand straight up, a stubby tail, stubby legs - or both! They are just as smart, playful and highly capable as their full-bred counterparts and make great pets or service animals. With the same loyalty, warmth and desire to please as any other canine, a mutt is the ultimate family dog. Some of the most recognizable dogs in the world were mutts that were adopted from a shelter, including Benji and Old Yeller.
In addition, mutts also tend to be healthier, better behaved and live longer than purebred dogs. Animal shelters across the nation, including our local Animal Service Center, are full of loving and healthy mutts awaiting new homes. All these dogs need is to be given a chance to prove their worth to a deserving family.
All dogs adopted from the shelter are vaccinated and microchipped. Most are also spayed or neutered. Those not yet spayed or neutered require a $50 deposit, refundable upon proof of surgery. Dogs are fitted with a collar and ID tag, but the ASC requests that potential adopters bring their own leash.
The Animal Service Center, located adjacent to Tom Brown Park at 1125 Easterwood Drive, is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information on the ASC and to view animals that are currently available for adoption, please visit Talgov.com/animals. You can also keep up-to-date by liking the Animal Service Center’s Facebook page or following @COTAnimals on Twitter.
Erika Leckington, Animal Service Center, 891-2959; or Carrie Poole, Communications Department, 891-8533