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Adopting a Pet: Anchorage Animal Care and Control has a variety of animals for adoption
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Within a couple of years, the Board of Directors had grown and so had FOP’s services to the community. The adoption hotline reached many more prospective adopters. Spay and neuter coupons were provided with adopted animals, a rescue and placement program was begun, and FOP volunteers were spending hundreds of hours at Animal Control as advocates for the homeless. In 1992, due largely to the efforts of Diane Raynor, the Pet Patrol adoption feature was launched in the Anchorage Daily News as a partnership between FOP and David Jensen of Alaska Pet-ography. This collaboration continues today, resulting in many hundreds of adoptions through the years.
The Anchorage shelter has relatively few animals available for adoption.
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Kitty and K-9 Connection is an animal rescue / foster / adoption organization located in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit. Kitty and K-9 Connection was founded in August 2001 and is devoted to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, finding them loving and lifetime homes, advocating for the spay and neuter of all pets, promoting responsible pet ownership and providing pet ownership education. Kitty and K-9 Connection (KKC) is an animal rescue, foster, adoption group located in Anchorage, Alaska
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Photo provided by FlickrKitty and K-9 Connection is an animal rescue/foster/ adoption organization located in Anchorage, Alaska
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For our first five years, FOP operated from an office at Anchorage Animal Control. In late 1993 we were asked to vacate that space. The FOP board initially resisted that request because we were essentially providing the facility’s only volunteer services. In the end, we did acquire our first independent office space nearby, but continued to assure an active volunteer presence. In 1994, in addition to our adoption hotline, we created our phone information center to answer questions on lost and found, emergency help, adoption and rehoming, spay/neuter information and more. Fifteen years later, our dedicated volunteers still respond to those calls daily. The 12 malnourished mushing dogs that were taken from a kennel located on land near the Girdwood Airport on Nov. 12 are gradually regaining their health at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center on Elmore Road. As the dogs recover, there is no timeline or estimate for when they will become available for adoption.If you are intending to adopt a pet, first and foremost, "thank you" for considering the Kitty and K-9 Connection - A New Leash on Life rescues. Our focus includes pets rescued from Anchorage Animal Control, referrals from veterinary clinics, occasional sponsored owner releases (which are determined on a case by case basis and must meet specific criteria) and other community referrals. Our special focus continues to be assisting our local seniors with their pet needs. The majority of pets in rescue are fostered in our homes. Amber and Mary foster some of our feline friends in her home and Carol, with the help of her husband, Bruce, the dog/puppy pack, but we have been known to do both. We also have some wonderful foster families who donate their time, homes and love which allows our rescues to experience a successful transition. Our goal is to pursue placements into permanent, caring, life-time homes. When that final match is made, we then complete the "connection". The result is the pet has a new home and the family has a great new family friend to love. Times at Anchorage's Animal Care and Control Center have changed a lot since that kitty adoption day, and since my move to Alaska in 1999. Back then, the center's adoption bays always seemed full with barking dogs and mewing cats waiting for new homes.