Fall in Love fee-waived pet adoption event

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MURRAY, UT (Nov. 24, 2017) -- Humane Society of Utah waives adoption fees for all animals Black Friday through Cyber Monday


To encourage adoption and find homes for hundreds of Utah’s homeless pets, the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) announced its Fall in Love fee-waived pet adoption event beginning Black Friday, Nov. 24, and continuing through Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 at its adoption center located at 4242 S 300 W in Murray, Utah. Adoption fees will be waived for all animals pending approval through the regular adoption process.


“Our goal is to find homes for as many pets as possible this holiday season,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “During one of the busiest shopping times of the year, we like to say that you can’t buy love, but you can adopt it.”


Interested adopters should visit the Humane Society of Utah adoption center during regular business hours. During the Fall in Love event, animals will be adopted on a first come, first served basis and will not be put on hold for any reason. Bring family members down to meet a new pet, and note that regular adoption policies still apply. If an adoption is not in the best interest of the animal, the adoption may be denied. “We trust our adoption process to screen all potential adopters to ensure that our animals find the best homes possible,” said Shepherd.


Studies in animal welfare have found that eliminating adoption fees does not devalue the animals in the eyes of the adopters. There is no statistical difference in post-adoption veterinary care or retention by owners for pets acquired by fee-waived and non fee-waived means. Successful adoptions do not require payment of a fee, and free adoption promotions may increase adoptions without compromising the quality of the animal’s life.


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. To adopt an animal this holiday season, visit the Humane Society of Utah or www.utahhumane.org.