Four local animal shelters are participating in a Home for the Holidays campaign to promote animal adoptions. The entire month of December adoptions are half price and the goal is to place 1,000 animals in homes before the end of the year. The fees vary from shelter to shelter but that means a pet can go home for about $40-65, and that includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and microchipping. For the price of a nice meal you can give a homeless animal the beginning of a new and wonderful life.
The shelter I volunteer at has been crazy-busy the last few weekends as people come to look for the pet that is the right match for their family. We've done over 125 adoptions since the beginning of the month! I am so glad to see some of my furry friends going to a new home where they will be cared for and loved 24/7.
We have just 11 days until Christmas, and 18 days until the end of the year. I'm not sure how many adoptions the other shelters have had, but I'm hoping we can meet our goal of 1,000 animals in their forever Home for the Holidays.