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Fairfax County Animal Shelter Hosts Summer Adoption Drive

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has reopened for cat adoptions. To celebrate the reopening of the cat adoption room, the shelter is hosting ExtravaCATza! 2011 and will also be extending the summer adoption event throughout August. As part of the event, the first 100 cats adopted from the shelter during the summer will receive a free spay or neuter at the shelter’s veterinarian. There will also be no adoption fee for cats who are seven years or older.

Families interested in adopting a cat or kitten are encouraged to drop by the shelter throughout the summer to meet the wonderful animals that are available and looking for loving new homes.

The facility is reopening for cat adoptions after closing temporarily in June after an outbreak of suspected virulent systemic Calicivirus. After the outbreak, the shelter enacted a cleaning regimen to eliminate the virus from all cat housing areas. No signs of the feline illness have been present in the shelter among its cats since the June outbreak.

The shelter will be open its normal adoption hours for cats, dogs and other animals throughout the month: Tuesdays – Fridays, noon – 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-830-1100.