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Hillsborough Animal Services marks Veterans Day with special event

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Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Hillsborough County Animal Services plans to honor those who serve the country and encourage pet adoptions this Veterans Day.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Animal Services will offer half-priced pet adoptions to all active or retired military members. Adoption fees include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchip, Hillsborough County registration tag, and a veterinary health check.

All Veterans Day adopters during the Pets For Vets event, both military and civilian, will receive a patriotic pet goodie bag, and all felines one year or older may be adopted for just $20.

Children can sign a special greeting card and stop by a coloring table in the shelter's main lobby. A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran who volunteers for Animal Services will send the card, art and letters of support from children to soldiers overseas.

There will be no animal turn-ins on Monday.

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