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Wednesday, 01 December 2010 20:48

Wreath hanging kicks off Home for the Holidays

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A wreath was recently hung at Haywood County Animal  Services to kick off a special animal adoption event called Home for the Holidays.

“We recruited Jamie Powell, executive director of Sarge’s, and Tammy Watford, news anchor from WLOS-TV who is a long-time supporter of Sarge’s and participates in the annual Downtown Dog Walk, to hang the wreath to officially kick off an adoption promotion that will enable people to adopt a shelter pet for a lower than usual adoption fee,” said Connie Hewitt, promotion coordinator.

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation and Aidan’s Fund will pay a portion of the adoption fee through Jan. 2, reducing the price to $60 for dogs, $37.50 for female cats and $27.50 for male cats.

Each adopted animal will have its name placed on a stocking hung on the wall inside the shelter.  

“We already have Tater’s stocking hung,” said Hewitt. “Tater is a 10-month-old Australian Cattle dog who was adopted the day after the promotion began.”

“The majority of animals surrendered to the shelter or turned in as strays are loving, great animals that will make wonderful pets,” said Hewitt. “We hope that our reduced adoption fees will encourage people who are looking for a pet this time of year, to look at the shelter first.”

The Haywood County Animal Shelter is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays; and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25.

For more information call Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation at 828.246.9050

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