YONKERS, N.Y. -- In an effort to bring smiles to those yearning for a new cat or dog, and to help the dogs and cats sitting in cages waiting for a new home, the Yonkers Animal Shelter is offering free adoptions Dec. 26 to Dec. 31.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the City of Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation said the shelter would waive the $80 adoption fee for dogs and $65 for cats in hopes the animals can find loving homes.
“The staff, as well as the volunteers, at Yonkers Animal Shelter, do an outstanding job caring for all of the stray dogs and cats that come in,” said Spano. “My hope is that by waiving these adoption fees during the holidays, many animals will find loving homes as we head into the New Year.”
The adoptions for adult animals will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter at 1000 Ridge Hill Blvd. and include spay or neuter procedures, rabies shots, deworming, distemper shots and immunizations.
City residents wishing to adopt must complete a questionnaire to be reviewed by the Yonkers Animal Shelter staff prior to the adoption. The waived adoption fees do not include the $12.50 charge for mandatory dog licenses in New York.
The state-of-the-art shelter was made possible by the City of Yonkers, Westchester County, New York State, ASPCA, Building Hope and several other organizations, as well as donations from local residents.
For further information, contact the Yonkers Animal Shelter at 914-377-6730.