Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Animal Shelters' Hours Extended.(Final)

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

Limited Schedule Put Off Potential Adopters

Albuquerque's East and West side shelters will now be open Saturdays and Sundays in an effort to get more stray and abandoned pets adopted, city officials announced Sunday.

"Sundays are one of the best adoption days," said Viki Harrison Elkey, chairwoman of the Animal Welfare Board. "We're thrilled to death with this."

The city was persuaded to make the change based on recommendations from the welfare board.

From now through July 25, the kennels at both of the shelters will be open for pet adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. …

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