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Upcoming Harry Potter Animal Adoption Event

Press release from Alachua County

Alachua County Animal Services is hosting a Harry Potter Adoption Event on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Animal Services Shelter (3400 N.E. 53rd Avenue, Gainesville). During the event, all adoption fees are waived.

Animal Services is transforming the shelter into “Hogwarts Castle” and encourages visitors to dress up as their favorite Harry Potter character. The event features Harry Potter-inspired snacks, games, and crafts.

“Come meet the animals from ‘Gryffin-dog,’ ‘Raven-claw,’ ‘Huffle-puff,’ and ‘Slobb-erin’,” said Alachua County Animal Services Director Ed Williams. “We will have a contest to see which House has the most adoptions and wins the House Cup. Come and help your favorite House win.”

Pet adopters must be 18 or older and show identification with proof of current address. If there are already pets in the home, the potential adopter must show proof that owned animals are current on rabies and county licenses. All adoptable cats and dogs are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped before leaving Animal Services.