“What happens when your last available dog gets adopted? Your staff and volunteers jump into the kennels to celebrate!” read one social media post from an exuberant animal shelter member Monday. Colorado’s Humane Society of The Pikes Region began a wildly productive adoption campaign titled “Bring Them Home for the Holidays”.
To make the process easier and remove obstacles for a key component of the campaign was a waiver of dog and cat adoption fees for animals 5 years and older. The campaign runs from December 18th until New Year’s Eve, just in time for the holidays.
Matching animals with the right prospective family is a holiday mission the organization is more than ready to tackle. With over 31 percent of shelter dogs being euthanized, odds are against them when they walk in the door. They carefully considered what steps they could take to make pet adoption more affordable and attractive in order to tip the scales of fate in the other direction.
As of Monday, the shelter reports they’ve placed 25 cats and 23 dogs with families. However, the staff won’t relax on their laurels. They proudly proclaim that more, even more, dogs will be available later in the coming days and challenge the public to “Keep those adoptions comings!”.