Humane Society is hosting the biggest adoption event this week


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – If your family is considering adopting a four-legged friend, now might be a good time.

From Tuesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 23, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County is hosting specials for those looking to adopt.

The Tour For Life event is a collaboration with North Shore Animal League America, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.

Suzanne Cantwell, director of development at the Humane Society, said that since it’s kitten and puppy season, the shelter is trying to make room for more animals and hopes to get some of the older animals adopted.

“This special will be focused on animals two years or older and our adoption rate will be reduced to half price,” Cantwell said. “We have older dogs here who will make wonderful companions.”

Cantwell also said it was the largest adoption event with cities across the country participating in March and April.

“I think people don’t realize how important it is to adopt and how easy and wonderful it is to have an animal at home. How great it is to raise children with a dog or a cat so they can learn empathy, caring and responsibility,” she said.

Cantwell said companionship is one of the best things in life and says there’s a pet for everyone.

“We can set you up with the right dog. You may want something a little less active. You may want someone to run with you. You might want a cat on your lap all day, so we’ll match you with that perfect pet to make sure it’s a good fit for your home.

Cantwell said if you don’t want to adopt, you can volunteer. There are opportunities to be a dog walker, help socialize cats and more.

You can go to their website to see animals for adoption. You can visit the refuge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

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