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Hundreds of Orphaned Animals Want to Be in Homes of Their Own Before the Holidays

BELLEVUE, WA (December 10, 2007) –  Traditional thinking discourages people from getting a dog or cat during the holiday season, but in the interest of saving animals’ lives, it is time to break with tradition and get as many orphaned and abandoned animals into loving Homes Before the Holidays as possible.

The fact is that more families invite pets into their homes during the holidays than any other time of year. If shelters turn away families ready to share their home and heart with a pet, we may as well giver them directions to the nearest pet shop or puppy mill. After all, pet stores want to make a sale while shelters want to make the right match with the person’s lifestyle because getting a companion animal is a lifetime commitment.

“If you are going to have a quiet holiday at home, perhaps it is time for you to consider adding a dog or cat to your life,” said Brenda Barnette, chief executive officer for the Seattle Humane Society.  “If you are ready to add a furry family member, visit the Seattle Humane Society and help us find more good homes for our shelter guests than ever before.”

If you want to give someone special a loving dog or cat, consider giving an Adoption Gift Certificate.  The lucky recipient of the Gift Certificate will get to visit with our shelter guests as often as it takes them to fall in love with their new best friend. They will be asked to fill out our adoption application and they must be a match for that animal.  Adoption Gift Certificates start at $80.  All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and go home with a certificate for an examination by your local King County veterinarian, 30 days of pet health insurance, and, for dogs, training in one of our on-campus dog behavior courses.

This season, with every shelter filled to the brim with fabulous felines, anyone thinking about adding a cat to their family can make a huge difference by giving an orphaned cat (or two) a home before the Holidays.

Michael Arms, a nationally known shelter professional, summed it up when he said, “What better gift can any of us give during the Holiday Season than to save the life of an orphaned animal?”

Visit  www.seattlehumane.org, call (425) 641-0080, or stop by the Seattle Humane Society, located at 13212 SE Eastgate Way, in Bellevue, for more information on adopting a pet or purchasing an Adoption Gift Certificate. 

The Seattle Humane Society has been protecting people and pets since 1897.  Visit in person at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue, or online at www.seattlehumane.org to learn more.

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December 10, 2007 - Posted by | Rescue

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