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Hall Animal Shelters mobile adoption trailer takes pets on the road
Cimate-controlled vehicle donated by supporter brings animals closer to adoption
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Cindy Langman, program coordinator for the Hall County Animal Shelter, opens a door Friday inside the Hall County Animal Shelter’s mobile adoption trailer in Gainesville. The trailer is outfitted with cages and air-conditioning to allow a comfortable environment for the pets during transportation, giving everyone a chance to visit the animals. - photo by David Barnes

Mobile adoption trailer

More information: Trailer’s locations are posted on the Hall County Animal Shelter’s Facebook, facebook.com/HallCoAnimalShelter

Shelter: 1688 Barber Road, Gainesville

Contact: 678-450-1587, animalshelter.hallcounty.org

A 20-foot trailer will be traveling around with cuddly cargo in tow as part of the Hall County Animal Shelter’s mobile adoption effort.

The animal shelter can take a dozen animals in the climate-controlled trailer, which was donated by one of the shelter’s supporters.

“It gives the public that wouldn’t normally make it to the shelter or to our area an opportunity to adopt our dogs,” said Cindy Langman, the shelter’s program coordinator.

The trailer holds the same cages seen in the shelter. Langman said the shelter hopes to get out monthly for mobile adoption opportunities.

The cages and wrap were paid for by the Harvest Balloon Festival’s proceeds, an annual fundraiser by Sterling on the Lake. The trailer’s wrap features animal photography by Billy Grimes.

“We want people to spend time with the dogs before they make the decision to adopt, because it is such a big commitment,” Langman said. “We have such cute animals, and we don’t want people to make a snap decision.”

Langman said the shelter would likely be taking more dogs out in the trailer.

“They handle the mobile events better than a cat does,” Hall County Animal Control field supervisor Kevin Buecker said. “Cats tend to stress a little bit.”

The Hall County adoption fee is $85, which includes deworming, microchipping, vaccinations and spaying or neutering, according to its website.

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