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Animal control changes puppy adoption process

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Jonesboro Animal Control (JAC) is working to make puppy adoptions fair and more efficient.

JAC recently started a new process that allows people to officially adopt a puppy after their second shot, instead of waiting for another month when they have all three shots.

The department will start posting pictures of puppies to Facebook after their second shot and people can visit the dogs at the shelter as well.

If someone finds a puppy they want to adopt, they can fill out the adoption papers and pay a non-refundable deposit. This ensures the puppy to that specific person.

Then after the puppy gets the third and final shot, the adoptive parents can come in and get them.

“Once it has the last shot it is theirs and they can take it home," Officer Matthew Gragg said. "It has already been paid for and the contract is already done so all they have to do after the last shot is come get it."

JAC had complaints from people wanting a specific puppy, but when they came in someone else already adopted the dog.

They said this new process could cut down on the amount of complaints.

It will also help them adopt the puppies out faster.

JAC has many puppies in their care right now and they are looking to adopt them out to good families quickly. 

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