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Animal Shelter Offers Reduced Adoption Fees Due to Critical Capacity

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Jennifer Ciaccia: (216) 250-5863;


$20 adoptions through June 9th

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH - The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS) is offering reduced adoption fees of only $20 on all dogs through Sunday, June 9, 2024. The shelter is at critical capacity due to a large influx of stray dogs, having received over 25 dogs within two days.

Normal dog adoption fees are $95. All adoptions include spay/neuter services, vaccines, a 2024 dog license, microchipping, and a current rabies tag.

The shelter is also waiving most fees for those looking to reclaim their lost dog, owners will pay only $20, the cost of a 2024 dog license.

“We are hoping to reach people who may have had a dog go missing or those wishing to adopt a new pet if not reclaimed by owner,” said Animal Shelter Administrator Mindy Naticchioni. "The shelter can hold over 100 dogs, but with almost a third of the maximum population entering the shelter in such a short time frame, shelter resources and capacity are being severely strained."

Due to the rise in the number of intakes, the shelter also has a critical need for temporary foster homes to allow space for incoming animals. If you are interested in fostering, please email the shelter at or stop by during the shelter’s business hours.

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Adoption is the best option! View available and lost pets.



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