The San Diego Humane Society will waive adoption fees for adult pets May 20-22, through a collaborative effort between Bounty Paper Towels and participating Best Friends Animal Society network partners.
This includes SDHS, where adoption fees will be waived for all animals 7 months and older. Each animal available for adoption has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and medically and behaviorally evaluated. Adoptions also come with a free veterinary exam certificate and dog license if they reside in one of the 14 cities contracted by the San Diego Humane Society.
“It’s a busy time for us,” said Jessica Des Lauriers, chief operating officer of the San Diego Humane Society. “At this time, we have over 1,600 animals in our care, including over 450 animals available for adoption. We truly hope that this no-cost promotion can be an incentive for people looking to open their hearts and homes to a new member of the family.”
By adopting from the San Diego Humane Society, pet parents get an adoption guarantee, training tips, pet supplies, and educational information to support pet families throughout the life of their pets. animal’s life and can call the SDHS Behavioral Helpline to speak with an expert about any behavior or training. concerns.
According to a statement from the Humane Society, there are 100,000 more pets waiting for homes in shelters nationwide than at the same time last year due to recent issues such as lack of staff, limited foster hours, fewer volunteers and fewer adoption events.
“We have a particularly 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 the San Diego Humane Society,” said Laurels.
The Bounty-sponsored promotion came at the right time, said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society.
“May is one of the peak admission months for animal shelters across the country,” she said. “The sad truth is that shelters get overcrowded when animals aren’t adopted quickly enough and it can be life threatening.”
The San Diego Humane Society is open for walk-in adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at its campuses in Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside, and San Diego. To see animals currently available for adoption, click here.