Adoption fees waived for FoCo Animal Shelter’s 5th ‘Summer of Love’

Justine Lookenott
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees over the summerPhoto byForsyth County Animal Shelter

(Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County Animal Shelter will waive adoption fees for the fifth “Summer of Love” adoption event starting this weekend.

From Friday, May 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 6, the animal shelter will drop the usual $85 adoption fee to help their current residents find new homes.

“We are very excited to give residents a chance to adopt a pet at no cost,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets in the shelter deserve a good home and we are hopeful that this promotion will help families bring a new companion home this summer.”

All animals up for adoption have been microchipped, spayed/neutered, and have received age-appropriate vaccinations and flea and tick prevention. Dogs have also been tested and given prevention treatment for heartworms while cats have had combo tests for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

Animal adoptions are available at the shelter from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

A list of animals up for adoption can be found here.

For those who can’t fully commit to adoption, foster opportunities ranging from four days to two months are also available.

Residents can also volunteer as dog walkers, cat cuddlers, photographers, event volunteers and Doggy Day Out volunteers.

The shelter is located at 4065 County Way in Forsyth County. More information can be found by calling 678-965-7185 or by visiting the website at or the Facebook page.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at You can also follow her on Twitter at @justalookenott.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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