Come by the Liberty Humane Society for “The One” adoption promotion sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society!
Whether it’s falling in love, landing the best job ever, or finding your dream home, you just know when it’s right. The same is true for finding the dog or cat who changes your life forever. The sensation is unmistakable: “I’ve found ‘The One.’” You can’t put your finger on it, but it’s so real you can’t ignore it.
This Valentine’s Day weekend, national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society and animal rescue groups and shelters across the country will encourage gift-givers to bypass pet stores and online pet retailers to adopt “The One” they’re looking for at a low adoption fee of just $14.
Liberty Humane Society, a Best Friends Animal Society Network partner, is offering $14 adoption fees on every single adoptable dog and cat between Feb. 14 and Feb. 28. Some even took part in a Valentine’s Day photo shoot celebrating the special promotion.
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View the full Valentine’s Day album here!
Elizabeth Oreck, national manager, for Best Friends Animal Society’s puppy mill initiatives, says that contrary to what many people have been led to believe, fancy papers and expensive price tags don’t make for great pets. The right cats or dogs do.
“Right now, we have amazing pets, including puppies, kittens, purebreds and mixed breeds of all types in shelters all over the country just waiting to be adopted,” Oreck said. “And for the amazing adoption fee of just $14, we hope people will reconsider adoption before purchasing a pet.”
Oreck points out that most people aren’t aware that nearly all pet stores and online sellers in the USA are supplied by the 10,000 or so puppy and kitten mills, large commercial breeding operations. The same is true of online suppliers.
“So if you’re looking for a healthy and loving new dog, cat, puppy, or kitten, your local animal rescue group, animal shelter or Best Friends is the place to go,” said Oreck.
Best Friends reminds those who want purebred dogs that nearly 25 percent of pets in shelters are purebreds. That makes it possible to find nearly any type of pet can be found through a shelter or rescue group, leaving no reason to turn to puppy mill-supplied retailers.
And by simply choosing to adopt, rather than purchase, people can save the lives of shelter pets in danger of being killed simply because they are homeless.
“If you’re looking for a pet, skip the pet store and adopt “The One” who’s right for you,” reminds Oreck.
At Liberty Humane Society, each and every animal at the shelter will be offered for this low price of $14 which will still include the normal adoption package of spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a microchip for their new furry friend.