National No Kill Day

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. - Animal shelters across the nation are participating in national 'No-Kill' day. The Walton County Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter is joining in, promising to suspend euthanizing any pets and lowering their adoption fee.

The no kill equation is the only model that has been successful in creating a no kill nation. With hopes of getting every one of their animals adopted, the Walton County Animal Shelter needs your help, finding forever homes for these furry friends. 

"Shelters across the nation are lowering and promoting adoptions to strive for a no kill day," said Maria Duncan, WCSO Animal Shelter Vet. 

On Saturday, June 10th, the Walton County Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter has pledged, not to euthanize any non-suffering animals, but instead, help find them loving homes. 

"This opportunity is just one day for us but, for the pets, this is for the rest of their lives," said Duncan.

The WCSO Animal Shelter will participate in the nationwide, 'Just One Day' event, which was founded by the No Kill Nation. Currently, the shelter has almost 200 pets, who need a home. 

"We would love for you to come and adopt tomorrow but, we also understand that sometimes you have enough animals at home. So, the best thing to do, is still help the shelter by donating. Make donations," said Patricia Weingartner, WCSO Animal Shelter, volunteer coordinator.

"For our adoptions, they include all of their vaccines up to the age they're age appropriate, heart worm tests if it's age appropriate, their micro-chipping and, spaying and neutering," said Duncan.

The shelter's goal is to adopt out every animal they have, large or small, young or old. Pet adoptions on Saturday will cost $25 per pet. 

"I want the kennels cleared, it would make my heart happy and yours too," said Weingartner.

Saturday is your chance to get involved and become an official member of the No Kill Nation. Shelter officials are expecting large crowds to be waiting for doors to open at 9:00 A.M., Saturday morning. The Walton County Animal Shelter is located at 365 Triple G Road in DeFuniak Springs.

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