LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter in Lufkin is gearing up for a big adoption event on July 23rd called Night Howls. This fur-friendly event is perfect for any family looking to expand their household.
The pet adoption hours for that day have also been extended from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The event was organized by local animal shelter volunteers in the Lufkin area. Aaron Ramsey, the director of the Kurth Animal Shelter, said that he's really looking forward to the event.
"It gets the community involved in helping the homeless population of animals here in this area. It promotes the animal. It shows that people in Lufkin really care about some of the issues of animal over population and trying to re-home these animals," Ramsey said.
It's the second time this event is taking place at the Lufkin shelter.
One exciting detail on this special event is that all adoption fees will be waived for the animals, including a free spay and neuter, the pet's first round of shots, and a free wellness check up.
There will also be a wide array of animals to adopt on Saturday.
"We've got a lot of animals. On any given day, at our shelter here, we can have an upwards of a 180 animals and that includes cats and dogs. So we have a lot of kittens to adult cats and young cats to puppies to older dogs, just a whole range of ages." Ramsey said.
In addition to the adoption, there will also be food along with raffle tickets that can be purchased for prizes that will be given away throughout the day. A lot of local businesses have donated prizes for the event, all of which will go to a good cause.
"All the funds go to support what we call our vetting fund here at the shelter, and what that is, it's a fund that people can donate to and it helps to treat any injured animals that come into the shelter." Ramsey said.
Organizers are hoping that this year's Night Howls event will help find homes for a lot of Lufkin's homeless animals.