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New Ways to Find Lost Pets Unveiled by Animal Care & Control

Adoptable and Lost/Found Pet Searches Improved on Muni.org

Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) is excited to announced their new online features for the Adoptable and Lost/Found Pet pages on www.muni.org/animal. These enhancements have been integrated into the current website to better serve the public, the shelter and ultimately, the animals.

Sign up to automatically receive emails on animals entering the shelter!

One of the most common inquiries received at AACCC are requests from community members to be contacted when specific breeds that match their missing pet enter the shelter as strays, or when specific breeds they wish to adopt become available. Through the new integration between Muni.org and the AACCC database system, community members can sign up to automatically receive emails on animals they have lost, animals they have found or animals that they wish to adopt. They can restrict their selection based on breed, age, gender and even color.

Email photos to friends and family!

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2015 Poster Dog Winner Announced!

This year’s Poster Dog Contest was a huge success! We had over many WONDERFUL entries and all of the judges commented on how hard it was to make their selections! A winner had to be picked and final results are in!

Poster Dog Winner:  Bonnie Blue, owner Carrie & Aaron Stilwell

Bonnie Blue

Bonnie Blue

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Looking for Litter Box Success Stories!

Have you had a cat with litterbox issues? Were you able to solve them? Then we want your stories! Many cats are surrendered to the shelter each year due to solvable litter box issues. We are looking for litter box success stories to share with others. Did your cat have a urinary tract infection? Did she not like the first litter you tried? Did the plastic box liner bother him? Whatever your litter box success story, we’d love to hear it! Send your story, along with a photo of your cat to ACCS@muni.org, or post it to our FB page, www.facebook.com/AnchorageAnimalCareAndControl.  Thank you!

Photo by k.faulkner@me.com.  Thinkstock

Photo by k.faulkner@me.com. Thinkstock

 

2015 Poster Dog Contest Announced!

Does Your Pooch Have What It Takes to be a Poster Dog?

Enter your dog to be the next Anchorage Animal Care and Control Poster Dog

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Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) is announcing its annual Poster Dog Contest. The winning dog(s) will be the next AACCC poster dog(s) for the dog licensing campaign in 2015. This contest is open to any licensed dogs, and their people, currently living in the Municipality of Anchorage. The winning dog’s family will receive a free photo session for their dog with local pet photographer David Jensen at Alaska Pet-ography!

Anyone interested in participating must email a photo of their dog WEARING A CURRENT MOA DOG LICENSE TAG to taylorbd@muni.org and include their name, address, and telephone number, the dog’s name, age, breed, and a short story about why their dog should be chosen as Poster Dog (500 words or less). Entries with missing information will not be considered.

Any pictures submitted must be non-copyrighted, non-published work. Only pictures of dogs may be submitted. There is no limit to the number of dogs in each picture. A minimum of one photo and a maximum of four photos should be submitted per dog. Maximum photo size is 1MB.

All pictures must be received by Friday, August 29, 2014, to be considered. For full contest rules and more information, please contact Brooke at 343-8138 or taylorbd@muni.org. For more information on dog licensing, go to http://www.muni.org/animal.

You can download a PDF version of the flyer here:  2015 AACCC Poster Dog Flyer 

A municipal license is required for all dogs over the age of four months in the Municipality of Anchorage. Unfortunately, only an estimated 20% of dogs are licensed in the municipality.

In 2013, only 39% of stray animals brought to AACCC were claimed by their owners. Many of the thousands of stray or lost pets that come to AACCC clearly come from homes where they are cared for, trained, and loved. Sadly, most arrive because they have no identification and no way to return them to their owner. Identification and licensing go hand in hand with the protection of our pets. A municipal license ensures that pets are returned to their owners if they are lost and will receive medical care if it’s found injured. It also allows AACCC to keep the animal safely with us for a longer period of time before putting that pet up for adoption.

Independence Day Weekend Reminder: Fireworks and Pets Don’t Mix

As we approach the holiday weekend, please remember that July 4th celebrations can be a potentially dangerous and frightening time for pets. While fireworks are not allowed within the Municipality of Anchorage, many people travel with their pets to see family, camp, and enjoy the holiday. Help ensure the health and safety of your pet by following these tips:

  • Keep your pet in a SECURE and quiet setting, like your home (make sure all windows and doors are closed);
  • Turning on a television or radio can mask the noise of fireworks, helping keep your pet calm;
  • Be certain your pet has a current MOA dog license, a current identification tag, and its rabies tag securely fastened to its collar;
  • In the unfortunate event that your pet does escape, check with the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center ASAP; and
  • While the Center can be reached by phone at 343-8122, it is always best to come in person to look for your dog or cat every 2-3 days, as no one can identify your animal better than you.

AACCC will be closed to the public on Friday, July 4. We will reopen for our regular hours on Saturday, July 5. AACCC normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00am-7:00pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm. Please direct further questions to AACCC at 343-8122 or access information on our website, www.muni.org/animal.

Calling all past AACCC dog adopters!

Is your dog an alum of AACCC (did you adopt her/him from our shelter)? Then we want YOU to be part of our “PET-riotics from Anchorage Animal Care and Control” group in this year’s 4th of July Parade in downtown Anchorage! Past adopters with dog friendly, parade-proof pooches interested in joining our volunteers and staff at this fun event should email our Volunteer Coordinator at premermr@muni.org. More details to come!
4th of July 2013

4th of July 2013

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month!

 Peter (A204869), currently available for adoption, wants you to know June is Adopt-A-Cat Month! To celebrate, Anchorage Animal Care & Control Center will be providing goody bags for all adult cats adopted during the month of June, lovingly put together by AACCC volunteers, and will have their names entered in a drawing for a basket filled with supplies, treats and toys for them and their new pet parents. Help us make June a great adoption month for cats by sharing this post and spreading the word!

Peter (A204869)

Peter (A204869)

World Spay Day – 30 FREE Spay Coupons TODAY!

30 FREE SPAY/NEUTER COUPONS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC TODAY!! 20th World Spay Day Celebrations Continue!

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Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) and local animal welfare nonprofit, Friends of Pets, continue to celebrate World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, to promote the life-saving benefits of spay and neuter. TODAY, February 25, which is World Spay Day, Friends of Pets will be offering 30 FREE spay/neuter coupons to community members who already own pets that have not been spayed or neutered. The coupons will be available at AACCC.

The free coupons for the public will cover the entire spay or neuter fee if done at the Alaska SPCA Clinic or defray $85 of the cost of spay or neuter at their chosen veterinary clinic. When the 30 FREE coupons have been claimed, we will also have available discount coupons from Friends of Pets which will defray $50 of the surgery cost for members of the public. At the Alaska SPCA Clinic, that will reduce the owner’s cost down to $35. All coupons (free and discount) will be given out through AACCC at our Center (4711 Elmore Road), available at our Customer Service desk for the entire day. All spay/neuter sponsored fees and coupons provided by Friends of Pets are only available to residents of the Municipality of Anchorage.

AACCC will be open for adoptions and Friends of Pets spay/neuter coupons from 11am-7pm on Spay Day. For more information, please visit www.muni.org/animal and/or worldspayday.org.

30 FREE SPAY COUPONS AVAILABLE TOMOROW!

 20th World Spay Day Celebrations Continue

30 FREE spay or neuter coupons available to the community

Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) and local animal welfare nonprofit, Friends of Pets, continue to celebrate World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, to promote the life-saving benefits of spay and neuter.  On Tuesday, February 25, which is World Spay Day, Friends of Pets will be offering 30 FREE spay/neuter coupons to community members who already own pets that have not been spayed or neutered.  The coupons will be available at AACCC.

2014 World Spay Day

Since Valentine’s Day (February 14), every cat and pit bull mix dog adopted from the AACCC, has received a free spay or neuter provided by Friends of Pets.  During the celebration, a total of 41 animals have been adopted from AACCC.  The free spay/neuters for adopted animals will continue until close of business today (February 24).  Cats adopted will have their $80 spay or neuter surgery done at the shelter, with the cost covered by Friends of Pets.  Community members adopting pit bull mix dogs will be given a spay/neuter coupon from Friends of Pets, which will cover the entire spay or neuter fee if done at the Alaska SPCA Clinic or defray $85 of the cost of spay or neuter at their chosen veterinary clinic. 

AACCC and Friends of Pets has had such a fantastic response to this offer, that tomorrow, on World Spay Day, Friends of Pets will also be providing 30 FREE spay/neuter coupons to community members who already own pets that have not been spayed or neutered.  As with our adoptable animals offer until now, the free coupons for the public will cover the entire spay or neuter fee if done at the Alaska SPCA Clinic or defray $85 of the cost of spay or neuter at their chosen veterinary clinic.  When the 30 FREE coupons have been claimed, we will also have available discount coupons from Friends of Pets which will defray $50 of the surgery cost for members of the public.  At the Alaska SPCA Clinic, that will reduce the owner’s cost down to $35.  All coupons (free and discount) will be given out through AACCC, available at our Customer Service desk for the entire day.  All spay/neuter sponsored fees and coupons provided by Friends of Pets are only available to residents of the Municipality of Anchorage.

AACCC will be open for adoptions and Friends of Pets spay/neuter coupons from 11am-7pm on Spay Day.  For more information, please visit http://www.muni.org/animal and/or worldspayday.org.

Spay Day Celebrations at AACCC

BIG NEWS! Spay and neuter cost donated for cats and pit mixes up for adoption starting TOMORROW through February 25 in honor of World Spay Day!

2014 World Spay Day

AACCC and our partner, Friends of Pets – Anchorage, will participate in World Spay Day, an inte…rnational campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, to promote the life-saving benefits of spay and neuter, by off-setting the cost of spay and neuter fees for those adopting animals from the shelter for a limited time.

From Valentine’s Day (February 14) until World Spay Day (February 25), every cat and pit bull mix dog adopted from the AACCC, up to 50 animals, will received a free spay or neuter provided by Friends of Pets. Cats adopted will have their $80 spay or neuter surgery done at the shelter, with the cost covered by Friends of Pets. Community members adopting pit bull mix dogs will be given a spay/neuter coupon from Friends of Pets, which will cover the entire spay or neuter fee if done at the Alaska SPCA Clinic or defray $85 of the cost of spay or neuter at their chosen veterinary clinic. All spay/neuter sponsored fees and coupons provided by Friends of Pets are only available to residents of the Municipality of Anchorage.

If your pet is already spayed or neutered and you still want to honor Spay Day, you can help by sponsoring the spay or neuter of at least one animal they know—a friend or family member’s—in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Spay Day this year. You can also donate to groups that assist owners locally with spay/neuter, such as Friends of Pets and Alaska SPCA.


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