FLINT (WJRT) (6/12/2018) - The number of homeless animals continues to grow at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.
With its no-kill policy, the center is on the lookout for forever homes and trying to sweeten the deal with a special free adoption offer this weekend.
Amy Warner, the shelter's volunteer coordinator, said they have about 150 pets available for adoption who are looking for their forever homes.
"We have dogs that range from Poodles to pit bulls to big dogs and small dogs. We have kittens and adult cats," she said.
The shelter doesn't simply want to find the pets a home -- they want to find the right home. Anyone interested in adoption is asked to fill out an application, provide veterinarian references and disclose any other pets in the house.
"So were looking to match up the best homes with the animals that we have here," Warner said.
With the goal of being a no-kill shelter, the Genesee County Animal Control center does everything in its power to get their animals adopted.
"The dogs that get adopted here are spayed or neutered. They're checked for heartworm and we just started microchipping them too," Warner said.
The free adoption event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, which is located at 4351 W. Pasadena Ave. in Flint.
See "Related Links" on the right side of this story for the adoption application. Anyone hoping to adopt on Saturday must complete and return the application by 3 p.m. Friday.
Applications can be dropped off at the shelter or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Animal shelter representatives will call everyone eligible to adopt a pet this weekend no later than 5 p.m. on Friday.
Any families with children hoping to adopt a pet on Saturday should bring the children along to meet and greet the animals before the adoption is complete.