Windsor

Humane Society holds pet-adoption blitz

The Windsor-Essex County Humane Society is having a three-day adoption blitz because its new adoption centre is overflowing with cats and dogs.
The Humane Society hopes to find homes for 36 pets in 36 hours. (CBC)



The Windsor-Essex County Humane Society is having a three-day adoption blitz because its new adoption centre is overflowing with cats and dogs.

It's called "36 Animals in 36 Hours," and it started Wednesday morning. The centre will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. all three days.

During the blitz, adoption fees are reduced by 15 per cent, and every adult dog or cat comes with special perks.

They include free food, rabies vaccine, spay or neuter service, de-worming, flea treatment, disease tests, obedience classes, and six weeks of health insurance.

"Spring 2011 has brought in a large number of kittens, as well as a higher-than-usual number of puppies," the society reported on its website.

"It is hoped that the Humane Society's new veterinary clinic, scheduled for opening in fall 2011, will help to stem the birth of unwanted animals in our community and reduce the number of these animals coming through our doors."

CBC Windsor regularly features some of the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society in its Pet Project series.

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