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San Diego Humane Society waives pet adoption fees over weekend

Each pet accessible for adoption has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and medically and behaviorally assessed.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The San Diego Humane Society will waive adoption fees for grownup animals Friday by means of Sunday, because of a collaborative effort between Bounty Paper Towels and taking part Best Friends Animal Society community companions.

That contains SDHS, the place adoption fees will likely be waived for all animals 7 months and older. Each pet accessible for adoption has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and medically and behaviorally assessed. Adoptions additionally include a free veterinary examination certificates and a canine license if residing in one of many 14 cities contracted by the San Diego Humane Society.

“It’s a busy time for us,” stated San Diego Humane Society Chief Operating Officer Jessica Des Lauriers. “Right now, we have more than 1,600 animals in our care, which includes more than 450 pets available for adoption. We truly hope this fee-waived promotion can be an incentive for folks looking to open their hearts and homes for a new family member.”

By adopting from San Diego Humane Society, pet mother and father get an adoption assure, coaching recommendation, pet provides and academic data to help pet households for the lifespan of the animal and might name SDHS’ conduct helpline to talk with an professional about any conduct or coaching issues.

According to a Humane Society assertion, there are 100,000 extra pets awaiting houses at nationwide shelters than presently final year because of current issues akin to staffing shortages, restricted shelter hours, decreased volunteers and decreased adoption occasions.

“We have an especially high volume of large and medium-sized dogs, as well as small pets like rabbits, Guinea pigs and hamsters, who are looking for new homes at San Diego Humane Society,” stated Des Lauriers.

The Bounty-sponsored promotion got here on the proper time, stated Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society.

“May is one of the highest intake months for animal shelters around the country,” she stated. “The sad truth is that shelters get overcrowded when pets aren’t adopted quickly enough and this can put lives at risk.”

San Diego Humane Society is open for walk-in adoptions Tuesday by means of Sunday, 10 a.m. to six p.m. at its campuses in Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside and San Diego. To view animals presently accessible for adoption, go to sdhumane.org/undertake.

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