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The 4th Annual Summit County Adopt-A-Thon allowed 94 abandoned animals to find a new place to call home. The adopt-a-thon was held on July 27 at the Summit County Division of Animal Control, located at 250 Opportunity Parkway in downtown Akron. The event, sponsored by Executive Russ Pry, Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise and the Summit County Animal Coalition made animals available at the discounted price of $10, instead of the usual $90 for a dog and $60 for a cat. All animals were fully vetted and spayed or neutered.
Information booths were available to inform new owners of their rights and responsibilities of owning a new pet along with information on dog licensing. All citizens who adopted a canine were required to purchase a Summit County Dog License. Funds generated from the sale of dog licenses, which must be purchased annually, are used to feed, house and vaccinate abandoned animals at the animal control facility.
"Finding an abandoned animal a new home is always a heartwarming experience," said Executive Pry. "I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s event a success.
Over the past four years, adopt-a-thons sponsored by the Summit County Division of Animal Control have resulted in 622 animals (259 dogs and 363 cats) being placed in new homes.
For more information contact the Summit County Division of Animal Control at 330-643-2845. To view photos of adoptable animals visit http://co.summitoh.net/index.php/departments/administrative-services/animal-control.