Animal Welfare
7:52 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

How Much Is That Puppy In The Shelter Window? Name Your Price This Friday

Broward County's animal shelter is making sure you can get a good deal on more than toys and TVs.
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You can get a good deal on a lot of items this Black Friday, including a new pet.

Broward County’s animal shelter is letting potential adopters name their own price on a dog or cat between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday.

According to Lisa Mendheim, who is the public education coordinator for the shelter, you really can name any price—even a penny.

“We’ll take it,” Mendheim said with a laugh. “We usually have people a little more generous than that. We’ve had people give hundreds of dollars for a pet and then others give what they can.”

This is the second year Broward County's animal shelter has hosted the Black Friday event.
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The shelter’s primary goal is to find homes for as many dogs and cats as possible, Mendheim said.

All pets come fixed, vaccinated and micro chipped. The regular adoption fee is $50, although the shelter is running a sale through the rest of the holiday season: $25 for dogs and $12 for two cats.

You don’t have to be a Broward resident to get the deal.

The shelter is also accepting donations of pet food, kitten formula, litter, newspapers and towels during its Black Friday event. Here's a more detailed wish-list from the shelter.

Broward County's animal adoption center is at located in at 1870 SW 39th St. in Fort Lauderdale, right next to the airport.