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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

 

Notice of Public Hearing: Small Dog Times at Off-Leash Areas

The MOA Animal Control Advisory Board would like to invite the community to a public hearing on establishing specific times for small dogs to use the fenced off-leash dog areas at the Arctic Benson and Valley of the Moon parks.
 
 
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You can view the PDF flyer here:  Public Hearing: Off Leash Dog Park August 2014

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.

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.

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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.

Pet New Year THIS SATURDAY!

Make 2014 a memorable year for your furry friends:  Bring them to the 10th annual Pet New Year!  Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) will be offering $5 cat and dog rabies vaccinations (pets 4 months and older) for Municipality of Anchorage residents and there will be 30 FREE microchips available from the Alaska SPCA.

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In addition to the vaccination clinic, there will be many local vendors including groomers, pet product retailers, animal clubs, rescue groups, and more!  Local animal groups will be providing demonstrations and there will be door prizes throughout the day!  Come join the fun and get your pet off to a great start in the New Year!  

Some of the great pet benefits available this year:

MOA Dog Licenses ONLINE!

Did you know that you can purchase your dog a MOA dog license through our website, www.muni.org/animal? All dogs 4 months and older within the Municipality are required to have a current dog license! Thank you to David Jensen Photography for our 2014 flyers and to Cory Purcell and Anchorage Firefighters Union L1264 for making the photoshoot such a great success!
 
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2014 Licenses Are Here!

Does your dog have a current MOA dog license? Our 2014 licenses are now available here at the Center and at most veterinary clinics in town! Our 2014 Poster Dog, Norm, is happy to help spread the word about the need to license your dog! All dogs 4 months and older, living within the Municipality, must have a current MOA dog license. Special thank you to David Jensen Photography for donating their services to our campaign!
 

Pets and Fireworks Don’t Mix!

New Year’s Eve Weekend Reminder:  Fireworks and Pets Don’t Mix

As we approach the holiday, please remember that New Year’s Eve celebrations can be a potentially dangerous and frightening time for pets.  While fireworks are not allowed in the Municipality of Anchorage, many people travel with their pets to see family 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 every 2-3 days, as no one can identify your animal better than you.

Please direct further questions to Anchorage Animal Care and Control at 343-8122 or access information on our website, http://www.muni.org/animal.


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