The Columbus County Animal Shelter is extending adoption hours as a result of the success of the recent Clear the Shelters event in July.
Many people have told animal shelter officials they want to adopt pets from the shelters, but are unable to do so during the normal work week hours that the shelter is open.
Now, the shelter will be open 9 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month for the rest of the year.
They will monitor the response to see if there is enough interest to justify having the shelter open on select Saturdays throughout next year.
More than a dozen animals were adopted from the Columbus County Animal Shelter during the Clear the Shelters event.
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