Tuesday August 19, 2014
WHO: Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)
WHAT: Back to School Adoption Specials: $40 adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds or more and waived adoption fees for cats age four months and older with a donated item; excludes Jefferson County licensing fees.
WHEN: Thursday, August 21-Sunday, August 24
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.)
Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) invite the public to remember homeless pets while preparing and shopping for back to school.
To ring in the new school year, the two agencies are joining together to offer Back to School Adoption Specials: $40 adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds or more and waived adoption fees for cats age four months and older with a donated wish list item from August 21-24. In addition adopters pay for applicable Jefferson County licensing fees.
“We know it is a busy time for everyone and we are at critical point – at our highest intakes of the year,” says Susan Oppel, KHS operations director. “Adopt a study buddy and help us save more lives!
“Over the past month, Louisville Metro Animal Services and the Kentucky Humane Society have taken in more than 1,700 pets,” says Donald Robinson, assistant director for LMAS. Every animal adopted makes space for another animal who is in need of care.”
“To help with the influx of homeless cats and dogs, both organizations are in need of wish list items, such as carriers, blankets, wet food, collars and animal enrichment items like toys and soft treats,” says Susan Oppel, KHS operations director. “While shopping for needed school supplies, pick up something for one of our needy pets.”
All pets adopted from LMAS and KHS have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given worm, flea and tick preventatives – services which are valued at more than $300. Visit www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices or kyhumane.org 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 August 21-24 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. 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—LMAS, KHS and Alley Cat Advocates—are working together to save more animal lives. The LMAS and KHS joint adoption promotion is an effort to get more pets in the community adopted into loving homes.