Thursday June 26, 2014
Let Freedom Ring: Adopt a Grateful Shelter Pet from Louisville Metro Animal Services or the Kentucky Humane Society
WHO: Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS)and Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)
WHAT: Let Freedom Ring Pet Adoption Celebration: $4 adoption fees for cats age four months and older and dogs 25 pounds or more; excludes Jefferson County licensing and microchip registration fees
WHEN: Saturday, June 28-Thursday, July 3
WHERE: LMAS Animal House Adoption Center, 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.)
MORE INFORMATION: 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 Let Freedom Ring Adoption Celebration: adoption fees for cats four months and older and dogs 25 pounds or more are just $4 June 28-July 3. In addition to the $4 adoption fee, adopters pay for applicable Jefferson County licensing and microchip registration fees.
“June and July are among the highest intake months for shelters,” says Donald Robinson, assistant director 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 1,400 pets in the last month,” says Robinson.
“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 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 www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices to see all adoptable pets.
For more information, contact LMAS at (502) 473-7387 or louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices or KHS at (502) 366-3355 or kyhumane.org. The adoption special runs June 28-July 3 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.
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.