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Brief: Animal Shelter to Host an Open House

Are you interested in snuggling a downy, soft kitten? Exercising an energetic hound? Or answering questions about reptiles, rabbits or many other animals in the Fairfax County Animal Shelter? Consider volunteering at the shelter and visit an open house Saturday, Dec. 22, from noon until 5 p.m. Meet new director Tawny Hammond; tour the newly constructed spacious animal adoption wing, enjoy holiday refreshments and learn about the opportunities to volunteer.

The Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Regular adoption hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the shelter at 703-830-1100.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is now offering a free spay or neuter for the first 100 cats, kittens, dogs or puppies adopted from the shelter through Dec. 31. The special offer is part of the shelter’s annual Home for the Holidays adoption program. The shelter has loving cats and dogs available for adoption, in addition to a host of rabbits, small mammals, reptiles and birds. To view animals available for adoption, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices/ and click on adoption.