Now is a great time to adopt a dog or cat for free, because all adoption fees at the St. Martin Animal Shelter are being covered by animal lovers.
St. Martin parish Animal Services is partnering with the Best Friends Animal Society and more than 270 other rescue groups across the country to offer fee waivers for adoptions. The aim is to find homes for 10,000 pets in 10 days.
The fees will be waived June 24 through July 5.
The adoption fees were covered by generous animal lovers who wanted to Pay It Forward and help send homeless dogs and cats home over the summer holiday.
“If you get excited when a stranger pays for your coffee, imagine the joy you’ll feel when adopting a pet whose adoption fee has been covered,” said Julie Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society.
Getting adoptable pets into homes is crucial this time of year, as each July, shelters across the country flood with dogs and cats. Many of those intakes happen around the July 4th holiday, when, driven by a fearful reaction to fireworks and other loud sights and sounds, pets flee from their homes and end up in municipal animal shelters.
"All of our furbabies deserve a loving home," said Michelle Brignac, Director of St. Martin Parish Animal Services.
To preview adoptable pets in St. Martin, visit the shelter’s Facebook page or Petango.com. All animals adopted from the shelter come fixed, vaccinated and micro-chipped.
This adoption promotion is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s "Save Them All" campaign to save the lives of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. For more information, visit www.save-them-all.org.