How much does it cost to adopt a new pet?
Any dog under five years old is $60 and older than five years will be $30. Cats and kittens are a minimum of $20, although we ask people to pay more if they are able. We do not charge an adoption fee for any pet that is over 10 years old.

This fee covers the spay or neuter, microchipping, rabies vaccination, booster shots, de-worming, and flea and tick treatment. We test our dogs for heartworms and our cats for feline leukemia. Considering everything that is included, our adoption fee is a great deal. Taking a "free" pet from a newspaper ad or friend can cost up to three times as much on basic health services at a veterinary clinic.

However, the services provided by Fayetteville Animal Services are in no way intended to be a substitution for regular professional veterinary care. Also, by adopting from our shelter, you not only save the life of that animal, you support our services so that we can continue to care for abandoned, stray, injured, and sick animals. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.

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1. How much does it cost to adopt a new pet?
2. What do I need to do if an animal bites me?
3. Whom do I call if I have an after hours emergency that involves animals?
4. What kinds of donations does the Animal Shelter need?
5. I just moved into Fayetteville. How do I register my pet's microchip?
6. What do I need to know about rabies?
7. I put in an application to adopt one of your animals, why do I have to wait to bring it home?
8. Are you a "No Kill" shelter?
9. Is Animal Services responsible for picking up dead animals?
10. My pet is sick, what do I need to do?
11. What can I do to get involved with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter?
12. What do you do with the money I donated to the Animal Shelter?
13. Who is responsible for registering my pet's microchip?
14. What do I do if I know about animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect?
15. Why do I need to microchip my pet?
16. Does my pet need to wear his collar with identification tags, even if he never gets outside?
17. Does Fayetteville have a "leash law"?
18. How many animals am I allowed to own?
19. I don't have a fenced yard and my dog can't stay inside all day while I'm away. Can I chain him/her outside?
20. What is a trolley system?
21. What do I do if I have a nuisance wildlife problem?
22. What do I do if I have an animal in my own trap?
23. What can I do to keep animals out of my garden and my house?
24. What do I do if I see a snake?
25. What do I do if I see a bear?