Create a Pet Independence Day: Adopt a Grateful Shelter Pet from the Kentucky Humane Society or Louisville Metro Animal Services
WHO: Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS)
WHAT: Pet Independence Adoption Celebration: $4 adoption fees for cats age four months and older and dogs 25 pounds or more; excludes micro-chip fees ($20-$25) and Jefferson County licensing ($9.50)
WHEN: Saturday, June 27-Wednesday, July 1, 2015
WHERE: KHS Main Campus, KHS East Campus, seven Feeders Supply KHS adoption sites (Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Preston Highway, Springhurst, St. Matthews, Dixie Highway and Clarksville, Ind.) and LMAS Animal House Adoption Center
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) invite the public to create a "pet independence day" for a grateful shelter pet by adopting before the July 4th holiday weekend.
The two agencies are joining together to offer their Pet Independence Adoption Celebration. Adoption fees for cats four months and older and dogs 25 pounds or more are just $4 Saturday through Wednesday, June 27-July 1. In addition to the $4 adoption fee, adopters pay for applicable Jefferson County licensing ($9.50) and microchip fees ($20-$25).
"July is typically our two agencies' largest intake month of the year," says Jessica Jo Montgomery, LMAS Director. "Combined, our two shelters took in more than 1,400 dogs and cats last July. We are currently at capacity so this adoption special helps us make room for the many homeless animals who will need our assistance."
"To save more lives and to give homeless pets a second chance, we need more people to choose to adopt," says Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson. "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 for any household."
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 more than $250. Visit kyhumane.org or louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices to see all adoptable pets.
For more information, contact KHS at (502) 366-3355 or LMAS at (502) 473-7387. The adoption special runs June 27-July 1 and is valid for cats four months and older and dogs 25 pounds or more. 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.
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 and spay/neuter provider. Each year KHS finds homes for more than 6,500 dogs and cats, spays or neuters more than 10,000 owned pets at its S.N.I.P. Clinic, and provides humane education to over 5,000 of children. www.kyhumane.org
Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the only open intake shelter in Louisville Metro and the largest in Kentucky. 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. www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices