JCPL Teens to Host Pet Adoption in Partnership with Washington County Animal Shelter
JOHNSON CITY – Teen volunteers from Johnson City Public Library’s (JCPL’s) Stories to Service program will host a pet adoption in partnership with the Washington County Animal Shelter on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cats will be available in the library’s Jones Meeting Room and dogs will be in the outdoor amphitheater on the far side of the Youth Services department. The shelter will also be accepting donations of food, blankets and toys throughout the day.
Ruth Livingston, the shelter’s events coordinator, says that spayed/neutered dogs older than six months will be $35. Dogs not spayed/neutered are $110 and they will be fixed before going to their forever homes. Puppies six months and younger are $130. Cat are $70. Adoption applications will be available on-site; people should be prepared to provide their landlord’s phone number, vet’s name and number, and to answer questions about their living conditions and care plan for the animal. People will be able to take their pet home that day unless it needs to be spayed/neutered or if it is a pit bull, which requires a home check first.
JCPL Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe says, “This event is possible because of the passion of our Stories to Service volunteers!” To promote the event, the teens painted portraits of the available animals, which are currently displayed on the library’s Galleria Wall. The volunteers will also be present on adoption day to organize donations, lead a craft-making session and give the animals waiting for adoption some extra love and attention.
To learn more about this event, contact Katelyn Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-434-4349. For more information on the Washington County Animal Shelter, call 423-926-8769 or visit https://wcjcanimalshelter.org.