RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Humane Society (NHS) is helping people stay on track with their New Year’s health resolutions by adopting a workout buddy. This week its offering half off adoption fees on all overweight animals.
According to Megan McCalister with NHS it has about 35 overweight animals in both its Reno and Carson City locations. McCalister said working out with pets can help people stick to their goals.
“Our cats and dogs here are really nonjudgmental, if you really want to work out with them and you want them to be your workout buddy, you can stick to your goals a lot more because they are not going to judge you and they need help sticking to their goals too.”
She said a lot of the overweight animals have been in the shelter for a while. “We are hoping to get these guys out of the shelter,” she said.
She added, “If an animal comes in already overweight, then it becomes less adoptable because there might be a cute, younger puppy on the floor that people might want to adopt more.”
All of the animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. “It’s definitely cheaper than a gym membership, so if you want to come in and adopt to help reach your resolutions now is the time,” said McCalister.
The last day to adopt a dog or cat is Friday, January 17, 2020.
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