Wreath hanging kicks off Home for the HolidaysWritten by Admin
A wreath was recently hung at Haywood County Animal Services to kick off a special animal adoption event called Home for the Holidays.
â€śWe recruited Jamie Powell, executive director of Sargeâ€™s, and Tammy Watford, news anchor from WLOS-TV who is a long-time supporter of Sargeâ€™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,â€ť said Connie Hewitt, promotion coordinator.
Sargeâ€™s Animal Rescue Foundation and Aidanâ€™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.
â€śWe already have Taterâ€™s stocking hung,â€ť said Hewitt. â€śTater is a 10-month-old Australian Cattle dog who was adopted the day after the promotion began.â€ť
â€śThe majority of animals surrendered to the shelter or turned in as strays are loving, great animals that will make wonderful pets,â€ť said Hewitt. â€śWe 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.â€ť
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 Sargeâ€™s Animal Rescue Foundation at 828.246.9050