Current adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $90 for cats. This fee is prohibitive for many who would be good pet owners and makes the euthanization list very high. The rate was reduced in February, the shortest month, to $45.00 and there was a great increse in adoptions. Also, the rate should be reduced when a pet comes in already spayed/neutered as the $100 fee includes this surgery. Common sense dictates that if you are not paying for the surgery, the fee should be less.
The goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the euthanization of wonderful animals and give them forever homes.
The Mayor and City Council emails are:
Mayor - Robert.Cluck@arlingtontx.gov