Posted: Oct 7, 2012 8:47 PM by Tara Oster - KPAX News
Updated: Oct 8, 2012 7:48 AM
KALISPELL- October is more than just fall colors and Halloween, it's also national adopt a dog month.
So if you've been looking for a new furry friend, your local animal shelter is a good place to start looking, including the Flathead County Animal Shelter, which is bursting at the seams with dogs and cats.
Adoption means giving a home to a pet that truly needs it, and shelter director Cliff Bennett says it doesn't have to be expensive.
"Every dog that leaves here is spayed or neutered (male or female), microchipped, [is] current on all their vaccines, and [is] licensed. And all those services, at any of our fine local veterinarians, would probably run $250 to $300, and the average adoption price here is around $80.
The Flathead County Animal Shelter has lots of great pets that you can stop by and visit, or you can check out their website.