Are you looking for a new best friend? Now is a great time to adopt a cat or dog for FREE! The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society and more than 270 other partner rescue groups across the country to offer fee-waived adoptions in hopes of finding homes for 10,000 pets in 10 days.
The adoption fees were covered by generous animal lovers who wanted to "pay it forward" and help find homeless cats and dogs new loving homes over the summer holiday.
"If you get excited when a stranger pays for your coffee, imagine the joy you'll feel when adopting a pet whose adoption fee has been covered," said Julie Castle, Chief Executive Officer of Best Friends Animal Society.
Getting adoptable pets into homes is crucial this time of year, as each July, shelters across the country are flooded with cats and dogs. Many of those intakes happen around the July 4th holiday, when, driven by a fearful reaction to fireworks and other loud sights and sounds, pets flee from their homes and end up in municipal animal shelters.
"We're in the peak of kitten season, so our cat population is through the roof! We also have about a dozen dogs that have been in the Shelter for more than a month," said Cheyenne Animal Shelter Manager, Stephanie Bilbro. "We're hoping this promotion will help get some attention for all of our animals waiting for new homes."
***During this time fees will be waived for:***
- Adult and senior cats (any cat older than 7 months)
- Lonely Hearts Club Dogs
(Look for the sign on the kennel or heart on the picture on our website)
Adoption fees for other animals are regular price.