SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Animal Control Division of Savannah-Chatham Metro Police is trying something new in the new year to help some of the long-time animals in their shelter find forever homes.
Throughout the month of January, animal control and volunteers will be walking a group of adoption-ready dogs in parks around the city. The first walk will be this Saturday at 8 a.m. at Daffin Park.
You can bring your own pet and just ask about animal control policies, or about adopting one of the six dogs they'll be walking. If you choose to adopt any of the dogs presented at the walks, you will receive 50 percent off adoption fees.
"We're hoping it's going to continue to help get some more exposure, and to help get some of these animals that have been at the shelter for a long time, maybe that are passed up because they are not pretty behind the cage. And sometimes it is hard to gauge their personality too, in those kennels. This is just another way to help showcase the amazing animals you can get from a shelter," said Animal Control Supervisor Christina Sutherin.
If you do bring your own pet to the event, make sure they are up to date on all their vaccinations.