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The Fayetteville Animal Protection Society is cutting adoption fees in half through Sunday in a bid to find forever pets.

Executive director Jackie Stickley, who has worked with animals for nearly a decade and owns a dog, said many shelters are at capacity.

“The goal is to find as many people – not just dogs, but also cats – their forever homes,” she said. “County facilities…are so overrun with animals right now.”

Fewer animals are adopted during the summer months, Stickley said.

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Throughout the year, the dog adoption fee at FAPS is $200 and the cat adoption fee is $100. Until Sunday, these adoption fees will be halved.

“When you get a pet from a shelter…you get a fully vetted pet,” she said. “It will save you hundreds.”

Adoption fees include the animal’s vaccinations, neutering or neutering treatment and a microchip implant, because “one in three animals will be lost in their lifetime, so that’s very important,” he said. Stickly.

There are about 25 cats and 45 dogs at the shelter and about 60 animals are brought to the shelter each month, she said.

Betsy, the longest resident FAPS, is a 5-year-old female pit bull mix and weighs 42 pounds.

“Our hearts are breaking,” Stickley said. “Betsy has been in our shelter since August 2021 and is rapidly approaching a year in the shelter.”

She said Betsy is a wonderful, intelligent, well-behaved, clean and child-loving dog. FAPS is waiving Betsy’s adoption fee.

Betsy deserves a good family of her own, Stickley said.

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She noted that there are proven health benefits that come with owning a pet.

“What’s really special about pets is that they allow us to be alone without feeling lonely,” Stickley said.

She said having a pet can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and improve overall health.

The Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, a no-kill shelter, is located at 3927 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, and is open 1-5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information or to see the animals available live on Tuesdays, follow the shelter on Facebook at facebook.com/fapspet.

Health and Education Editor Ariana-Jasmine Castrellon can be reached at [email protected] or 910-486-3561.

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