MASON – This Valentine’s Day, the Ingham County animal shelter is urging residents to find true love by adopting a companion.Each year, the shelter helps more than 1,500 animals find forever homes.
Tuesday will feature Whisker Wednesday pricing promotions, which means discounted adoption fees on all cats and dogs.“First-cat adoptions are free and after that it’s $35 for additional cats,” said Ingham County Animal Control Director John Dinon. “All dog adoption fees are reduced too: $67 for puppies, $50 for adult dogs and $48 for senior dogs that are six years or older.”
According to The Humane Society of the United States, approximately 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the country each year because too few people consider adoption. Adoption is cheaper and allows more animals the chance at a new life.
“We just focus on finding every animal that comes through our shelter a good home,” said Dinon. “That’s what they deserve.”