140 pet adoptions during Black Friday weekend

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Murray, UT (Nov. 24, 2018) — Humane Society of Utah empties shelter during Fall in Love adoption event
Dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs all found new loving homes during the Humane Society of Utah’s “Fall in Love Adoption Special” over Black Friday weekend. All pet adoption fees were sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union in order to offer waived fees to adopters looking to bring a new family member home on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24. A total of 140 pets were adopted by 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
“It was absolutely incredible to see so many people lined up Friday morning to adopt a new pet,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “By Saturday afternoon, every dog had been adopted and only six adult cats remained. Our shelter is now empty, and it has been heartwarming to know that all of these animals are in new homes with their own place to sleep tonight.”
Thanks to Mountain America Credit Union, 140 pets have been saved during the two-day event and hundreds more will be saved next week.
“Because we now have the open kennel space, we’re planning to transfer in hundreds of animals from overcrowded local shelters in our community to ease their burden,” said James Pumphrey, HSU director of shelter operations.
Adoption fees do not cover the cost of care for shelter animals, and as a local, private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, HSU appreciates donations of any kind. The upcoming Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27 is a large fundraising day for the Humane Society of Utah.
To adopt an animal this holiday season, visit the Humane Society of Utah or view available animals at www.utahhumane.org.