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City to celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week

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April 22, 2013

For additional information:

Laurie Ringquist, Director, City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control, 349.3492
Sarah DeLone, Education Program Director, Monroe County Humane Association, 335.9453,

City to celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week

Bloomington, Ind. -
Mayor Mark Kruzan announced the City of Bloomington will recognize Be Kind to Animals Week starting May 5 in conjunction with American Humane Association's (AHA) annual national celebration. The AHA has celebrated Be Kind to Animals Week since 1915.

One of the most meaningful ways to "be kind" to animals is to adopt a shelter animal that is in need of a loving home. To encourage adoptions during this week, all dog and cat adoption fees will be reduced to $40. Regular adoption fees are $75 for dogs and cats younger than 5 and $55 for cats and dogs older than 5. The adoption fee includes spaying and neutering, vaccines and micro-chipping, heartworm testing for dogs and feline leukemia and FIV testing for cats.

The following are additional ways in which the public can Be Kind to Animals:

The Shelter is located at 3410 S. Walnut St. and is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in adopting can view adoptable animals on the Shelter's website and on the Shelter's Facebook page. For more information, please contact the Animal Shelter at 349.3492.

The MCHA is also located at 3410 S. Walnut St. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The MCHA is online at or, and is reachable by email at or by phone at 333.6242.