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Animals up for adoption at Arab Animal Shelter

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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) -- The Arab Police Department is working to get the word out about animals up for adoption at the city's shelter.

If you walk in the Arab Animal Shelter you might just leave with a new friend. So far, the shelter has seen the community taking the dogs home but they need your help to keep it that way.

The city's Animal Control is a division of the Police Department. Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says last year most of the animals found a home. "Our numbers last were was very low, I think we euthanized three animals and that was due to health reasons," Assistant Chief Washburn says.

The department wants more people to know about the shelter, to get that number even lower."We try to adopt all of our animals out. We try to stay away from euthanization as much as possible and that's why we push the adoption so hard, because the more dogs we adopt, the less likely we are to get overcrowded," Assistant Chief Washburn says.

Each of the dogs is ready for a good home, and most days they're outside waiting for someone to notice them - and that's a message that community officials want to spread. "Because if we can get people in from other areas to adopt the dogs out, that keeps our numbers low, and keeps us able to do what we're doing as far as keeping the number of euthanizations low," Assistant Chief Washburn says.

The shelter has dogs and cats, however at the moment the shelter only has dogs up for adoption. The shelter can be reached at 256-931-7270, and you're asked to leave a message at that number and expect a call from an animal control officer shortly after that.

The shelter is holding an adoption day this Saturday at the Arab Tractor Supply.

For more information on adoptions, follow this link to the shelter's webpage.