As most shelters reach seasonal capacity in the summer, shelters across Saskatchewan are hoping you’ll give one of their homeless pets a furr-ever home this weekend.
Lisa Koch, executive director at the Regina Humane Society, said on Friday that they have almost 200 animals in their care, and have already adopted out more than 70 pets.
She added that the Empty Our Shelters discount adoption event isn’t ideal when it comes to revenue building, but it’s crucial when it comes to the well-being of animals.
Koch said that the shelter is so packed they had to start the event almost a week early.
“Our adoption fees are what we use to pay for the veterinarians, the food to feed the animals and the staff that cares for the animals,” she explained. “It’s not something that we can do often.”
This weekend, it’s free to adopt an adult cat, $50 for a kitten and $80 to take home a dog.
Spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, tattoo, microchip, a complimentary vet exam and 30 days of pet insurance is also included in the adoption.