Friday June 28, 2013
$4 Adoption Fees for July 4th
Kentucky Humane Society and Louisville Metro Animal Services Celebrate Pet Independence Adoption Special
WHO: Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS)
WHAT: Pet Independence Adoption Celebration: $4 adoption fees for cats and dogs age four months and older; excludes Jefferson County licensing fees and applicable micro-chip registration fees
WHEN: Saturday, June 29-Wednesday, July 3
WHERE: LMAS Animal House, KHS Main Campus, KHS East Campus, and seven Feeders Supply KHS adoption sites (Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Preston Highway, Springhurst, St. Matthews, Dixie Highway and Clarksville, Ind.)
Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) invite the public to help homeless pets enjoy “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” by adopting before the July 4th holiday weekend.
The two agencies are joining together to offer a Pet Independence Adoption Celebration: adoption fees for dogs and cats four months and older are just $4 June 29-July 3. In addition to the $4 adoption fee, adopters pay for applicable Jefferson County pet licensing and microchip registration fees.
“June and July are among the highest intake months for shelters,” says Margaret Brosko, senior manager for Louisville Metro Animal Services. “More pets are given up in the summer than any other time of the year, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to find them loving, forever homes.”
“Combined, Louisville Metro Animal Services and the Kentucky Humane Society have taken in more than 1,500 pets in June,” says Brosko.
“To save more lives and to give homeless pets a second chance, we need more people to choose the adoption option,” says Susan Oppel, KHS operations director. “There are so many wonderful pets in our community who end up homeless through no fault of their own. Whatever personality, size or breed adopters want, between our two agencies, we probably have the perfect pet.”
All pets adopted from KHS and LMAS have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given worm, flea and tick preventatives – services which are valued at nearly $250. Visit kyhumane.org or www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices to see all adoptable pets.
For more information, contact KHS at (502) 366-3355 or kyhumane.org or LMAS at (502) 361-1318 or louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices. The adoption special runs June 29-July 3 and is valid for dogs and cats four months and older. Excludes Legacy Pets at KHS. Adopters must pay for applicable licensing fees and microchip registration. Adoption is pending approval of an application process that usually takes an hour or less.
The ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) selected Louisville as its 2013 Partner Community. The three partner organizations—KHS, LMAS and Alley Cat Advocates, are working together to save more animal lives. The KHS and LMAS joint adoption promotion is an effort to get more pets in the community adopted into loving homes.
About the participating agencies:
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is dedicated to finding proactive solutions to ending pet homelessness through spay/neuter, education and adoption. Located in Louisville, KHS is a local, nonprofit animal welfare agency that is the state’s largest pet adoption agency, finding homes for more than 6,000 pets a year. KHS spays or neuters more than 11,000 owned pets a year at its S.N.I.P. Clinic and provides humane education to thousands of children a year. http://www.kyhumane.org
Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the only open intake shelter in Louisville Metro. LMAS is committed to caring for the over 10,000 animals that enter the facility every year and giving them a second chance through adoption, rescue, reunification with owners and much more. The department is dedicated to educating and reaching out to all members of the community to make sure responsible pet ownership and compassion are at the forefront. LMAS has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality customer service to the public. http://www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices