Community Answers the Call When Animal Resource Center Reaches Capacity

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center set a department record during the week of June 10, 2013 with 96 pet adoptions.   The ARC reached full capacity due to an animal recovery effort earlier this month in West Carrollton, Ohio with the removal of over 30 animals from a condemned property. 

The ARC reached out to the public for help to ease overcrowding by waiving all standard dog adoption fees and offering a “Name Your Donation” promotion.  The ARC required that a current Montgomery County dog license be purchased at the time of adoption for $20.  Additional testing and services were available at regular rates.  Adopters were encouraged to make a donation in lieu of the regular adoption fee to help the ARC adopt as many dogs as possible.  (The regular adoption fees are $140 for dogs and $165 for puppies five months and younger.)  Cat adoptions were reduced to $10.  At the end of the promotion, 73 dogs and 23 cats had been adopted, a one-week record for the ARC.

In addition, the ARC received over $2,400 in donations for its “Tiny Tim Fund” that provides care for abused and neglected animals in Montgomery County, Ohio.

“Montgomery County is incredibly grateful to the citizens who, time and time again, answer the call to help find forever homes for the dogs and cats at the ARC,” said Mark Kumpf, Director-Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.  “I also want to personally thank the ARC staff and volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty during this exciting promotion.” 

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is located at 6790 Webster Street in Dayton, Ohio.  Visit www.mcohio.org/animalshelter for more information.

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