With so many people traveling home for the holidays this time of year, the folks at Animal Alliance in Lambertville wanted to remind everyone that the pets there are ready and waiting to go to their forever homes. And on Thursday, Dec. 24 from 1-5 p.m., Animal Alliance is hosting “Home for the Holidays,” a special event featuring 50% off cat adoption rates, and a special gift included with all dog adoptions.
From Labs, terriers and hounds, to a variety of playful felines, there is surely a pet for everyone at Animal Alliance. Cat adoption rates at the event will be slashed by 50% from the regular rate of $75-$125. All of the dogs and cats awaiting adoption can be viewed on PetFinder via the agency’s website and at the Robert W. Curts Memorial Pet Adoption Center, located at 1432 Route 179 North in Lambertville.
Animal Alliance is calling on the community to open their hearts and their homes this holiday season to a loving pet in need of a family. There are a variety of ways that one can help a shelter pet find a home for the holidays. The greatest gift is to adopt a pet, but individuals can also come to “Home for the Holidays” for some hot cocoa, and to donate supplies, including dog toys, cat toys, towels, sheets, wet cat food and wet dog food. Additionally, adoption gift certificates can be purchased at Animal Alliance, and the gift recipient can then pick their perfect pet.
“While the Holidays are a time filled with love, family, and celebration, they can also be a very lonely time for shelter pets without a home,” said Annie Trinkle, executive director at Animal Alliance. “There is no better time to give a family the gift of a new pet, which will bring so much joy, companionship and appreciation into a home.”
According to the ASPCA, there are 3 to 4 million shelter dogs waiting to be adopted that would make the perfect pet for anyone or any family. The ASPCA also states that only 20 to 30 percent of cats and dogs in homes are adopted from shelter and rescue groups. This is a number that organizations like Animal Alliance are working tirelessly to change. Since 2007 Animal Alliance has adopted thousands of dogs into loving homes, and each year that number continues to rise.
Animal Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that finds euthanasia to be an unacceptable fate for adoptable dogs and cats in animal shelters, who will lose their lives due to pet overpopulation. Animal Alliance places animals removed from shelters into temporary foster care where they are rehabilitated, spayed/neutered, restored to health, and readied for a speedy adoption. Animal Alliance focuses its efforts on injured animals, and victims of cruelty and neglect.