July 22, 2014
RENO, Nev.--The Nevada Humane Society says a record number of animals have 'forever homes' after a tremendously successful pet adoption weekend.
The three shelters in town hoped together they would find homes for 250 animals, but by three Sunday afternoon, the humane society alone had almost reached that number. Part of the reason for the success is the fact that all the pets were free.
"By the simple fact of waiving actual pet adoption fees, it allows people who might not have the initial funding to come down and adopt a pet, to do so because that gets them in the door, it allows them to visit our great animals," said Kimberly Chandler, Spokeswoman for the Nevada Humane Society.
More than 200 shelters across the nation are offering a similar promotion this weekend. The event is timely because now is when the most new litters of puppies and kittens are being born.