Energetic animal lovers, friendly dogs, and a fearless cat joined
together as one on November 4, as part of the Occupy Hearts and Homes campaign to raise awareness of the wonderful homeless pets waiting to be adopted in Washoe County. The Occupy Hearts and Homes March kicked off with acoustic guitar music and a creative adaption of a John Lennon song; “All we are saying, is give pets a chance.”
Protest signs included “Bark as One,” “Too Cute 2 Fail,” “Bail Us Out” and “We are the K-99 Percent.” The rally was part of the Occupy Hearts and Homes movement at animal shelters across the nation, which aims to help the pets achieve their goal of finding loving homes in the community.
“Occupy Hearts and Homes seemed a fitting event for us, where we know that the animals truly can occupy your heart and where we have so many dogs and cats with so much love to give that would love to be adopted so they can occupy your home. With so many people experiencing economic challenges, we are seeing more animals coming into our shelter. If you have ever thought about adopting a pet, now is the time,” said Kimberly Chandler of Nevada Humane Society.
Nevada Humane Society is offering free adoptions for people who will give an adult cat a loving home and $45 dog adoption fees for those who will adopt a canine companion. Kittens are $30. These adoption fees are in effect through Sunday, November 6.