WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Animals that have been waiting for their forever families for a long time in Washtenaw County are getting an extra boost to help get them adopted.
The Humane Society of Huron Valley announced Thursday, Dec. 29, it will be waiving adoption fees on select animals that have been in the shelter for longer than normal.
“We’re hoping it’s just the incentive people need to give these deserving animals consideration,” said Alison Balow, HSHV’s adoption manager. “Some may be older, some may have special requirements, and some are simply wallflowers who’ve been overlooked.”
Animals qualifying for free adoption will have a visible gold heart logo on their adoption photo on the HSHV website.
Anyone seeking to adopt an animal from the shelter will still have to go through the adoption process to ensure the animal is going to a good and safe home.
All gold hearts animals have been spayed or neutered, have received an initial health screening and age-appropriate vaccinations, and come with a microchip ID, saving adopters hundreds more dollars than just the adoption fee, shelter officials said.
No appointment is needed to adopt an animal from the shelter which is open seven days a week for animal intake.
The shelter is open for adoption services 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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