El Paso Animal Services hosts St. Pitties, Kitties Adop-A-Thon

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The community is invited to the St. Pitties & Kitties Adopt-A-Thon event taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Mission Valley Adoption Center, 9068 Socorro Rd., El Paso Animal Services announced in a press release.

This is the first large event the organization will host at its Lower Valley location, according to the press release. The organization is hoping to find homes for the over 30 pets the center currently houses.

Adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived at this event, which also features local vendors, food, puppy painting and more.

El Paso Animal Services’ Resource Rover team will also be providing free pet microchipping services and Eastlake Animal Clinic will have low-cost vaccines from noon to 4 p.m. for pet owners aiming to protect all pets throughout the El Paso community, according to the organization.

The organization says vaccination options include the rabies vaccine ($24) for dogs and cats, Bordetella ($18) and parvo vaccines ($19) for dogs, and the FVRCP vaccine ($19) for cats.

Pets are expected to be leashed or crated and above six weeks of age for microchipping and vaccination services.

“We are excited to present another great opportunity for the community to adopt, microchip, and vaccinate their pets,” said Terry Kebschull, El Paso Animal Services director. “By hosting this event at our Mission Valley Adoption Center, we hope to create a more accessible location for many El Paso residents.”

Additionally, all that’s required to adopt from El Paso Animal Services is a valid photo ID and be above the age of 18. Adopted pets come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and with their city registration, according to the organization.

For additional information on El Paso Animal Services’ upcoming events, please visit ElPasoAnimalServices.org.

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