Springfield Nonprofit Hosts Joint Animal Adoption Event

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Dakin Humane Society is teaming up with the Best Friends Animal Society this weekend to host a discounted adoption event for cats and dogs.

The partnership was struck between the two animal service organizations due to the sudden influx of animals admitted to local shelters as well as the shortage of staff working in these facilities.

A recent study published by the Best Friends Animal Society showed that in 2021, US shelters saw an almost 10% increase in the number of animals admitted to local shelters than pet adoption services. couldn’t follow.

Dakin’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Lee Chambers, says adoption fees will be reduced by $50 specifically for all cats, kittens and dogs, while larger adoption fee discounts will be applied. to a few other selected animals if someone registers for the online event.

“We really want to see pets come home,” Chambers said. “It’s the time of year when a lot of pets come into shelters, in the summer the admissions numbers really go up. They go up really, really high and adoptions don’t keep up with that, so we really need to boost more adoptions.

Dakin dogs and cats for adoption will be vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and neutered.

Chambers said adopting animals is beneficial because it opens up shelters for more animals to be admitted for adoption opportunities.

“When adoptions happen, it’s great because not only is someone saving the life of the animal they’re bringing home,” Chambers said. “They’re really saving two lives because they’re going to create space for another animal to show up and go to the adoption floor.”

Chambers said animal fostering is another place people can support the animal shelter, especially if they’re interested in adopting a pet but don’t yet know whether to make a long-term commitment.

She said some pets may also have minor medical issues or behavioral circumstances, where a home environment will be more comfortable for them than a shelter.

“Sometimes for parents it’s a very attractive thing to do because if they have kids asking for pets and the parents aren’t ready to make a full-time commitment to adopting a pet company,” Chambers said. “You can have a few foster experiences and see how kids react to animals, and if you think they’re ready to have their own animal.”

The adoption event will run from Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. People wishing to adopt a pet can register online on the organization’s website.

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