Submitted by Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is offering 25% off all shelter adoptions Sept. 16-18 for National Adoption Weekend.
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County and the Best Friends Animal Society are teaming up for another adoption campaign to encourage people to choose to adopt, not buy, their next pet.
“The shelter has many adoptable pets waiting for their forever homes,” says Lindsey Heaney, communications manager at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. “If you’re thinking of adopting, this weekend is the perfect time to come meet your new best friend!”
Recent data published by Best Friends showed that US shelters were seeing an increase in animal intakes and a decrease in pet adoptions from shelters. This has gradually turned into a crisis in the animal welfare community, where many shelters are over capacity.
“There is a growing shelter crisis across the country and the animal welfare community will not sit back and let innocent animals die,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We join forces with our extensive network of shelters and rescues across the country to host our third National Adoption Weekend since May to inspire people to come out and adopt.
Anyone considering adding a new pet to their family can make a difference by choosing to adopt instead of buying their pet.
“We have evidence that national promotions like the first two adoption weekends we held in May and July are working,” Castle said. “Our July National Adoption Weekend saw nearly 10,000 animals adopted in three days.”
That’s why the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is compelled to be a part of the upcoming National Adoption Weekend.
“Every week we have animals that come through our doors in dire need,” Heaney says. “If you are not ready to adopt, the shelter still needs foster families to provide temporary homes for pets and to clear space at the shelter for pets with more urgent needs. “
To view all adoptable shelter animals, please visit www.thehumanesociety.org/adopt. Each adoptable animal has undergone a wellness examination by the shelter’s veterinary staff, has been neutered or neutered, received its first vaccinations and is microchipped with national registration. Not looking to adopt? You can find more information on foster care at www.thehumanesociety.org/getinvolved/foster.