Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
The dog days of summer have arrived at The Winnipeg Humane Society. As of July 15, The WHS has 63 dogs and 24 puppies in its care, with 32 dogs coming in last week alone. About half of these dogs are available for adoption, while others are in foster care. The WHS is having a promotion on Friday, July 25 to help dogs and puppies find homes: all adult dogs (six months and older) will be $50 to adopt. Puppies under six months will be $150.
“We’re reaching a peak where there are more dogs coming in than there are being adopted out,” said Judy, WHS Adoptions Manager. “Many dogs have been waiting for months for their forever homes, so we’re happy to encourage more adopters to come in by offering reduced adoption fees.”
In 2013, The WHS took in 1,589 dogs, 540 of which were strays. So far in 2014, 924 dogs and puppies have arrived at The WHS. Once an animal reaches The WHS’s adoptions area, they stay there until they are adopted. Long-term animals often get a reprieve from the shelter by spending time in a foster home.
“Some of these dogs have spent their whole lives in the shelter,” said Dean. “They receive constant attention and love from our staff and volunteers, but it’s time for them to find stability in a home environment.”
While adoption fees will be reduced, the same adoption process will be in effect. Potential adopters need to bring ID with current address and can expect the process to take over 40 minutes. All family members, including resident dogs, should be present during the adoption process. There will be no holds allowed the day before or the day of the promotion.
All dogs and puppies adopted from The WHS are spayed/neutered, have a tattoo ID, first vaccination, City of Winnipeg Dog License, 30 day Petplan health insurance, and a two-week health check.
The Winnipeg Humane Society is Manitoba’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency. The WHS is more than just pet adoption – the shelter offers education programs for children and adults to encourage responsible pet ownership, and a fully-functional veterinary clinic that performs subsidized spay and neuter surgeries for Winnipeggers on fixed or low-income. For more information, visit winnipeghumanesociety.ca.