Find Your Good Luck Charm on Friday the 13th
ASC offers free adoptions this Friday
September 11, 2013
Are you worried this Friday will bring you bad fortune? Well, the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) has about 100 different cures for your paraskevidekatriaphobia.
The ASC aims to change your Friday the 13th luck (and that of some of their four-legged residents) by waiving adoption fees on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“There are often challenges with getting black or dark colored animals adopted,” said ASC Director Erika Leckington. “We hope to improve their chances by waiving adoption fees on Friday the 13th.”
Did you know that a black cat is actually considered good luck in Japan, Britain and Ireland? According to Chinese customs, dogs are a symbol of upcoming good fortune and cats can cast away evil spirits. Additionally, research has shown that pets can help improve your mood, lower your blood pressure and relieve stress.
While the benefits to you are numerous, the benefit to the animals adopted from the ASC is that they get a loving family as their good luck charm, which will give them a healthy, happy life, too.
Potential adopters are encouraged to bring their own leash or cat carrier for transporting their new friend safely home. While the adoption fee is waived, dogs or cats not spayed/neutered at the time of adoption will still require a $50 refundable spay/neuter deposit.
The Animal Service Center, located adjacent to Tom Brown Park at 1125 Easterwood Drive, is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information on the ASC and to view animals that are currently available for adoption, please visit Talgov.com/animals. You can also keep up-to-date by liking the Animal Service Center’s Facebook page or following @COTAnimals on Twitter.
Erika Leckington, Animal Services Center 891-2959; or Carrie Poole, Communications Department, 891-8533