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Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive Updates

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There is no place like Home for the Holidays and Nevada Humane Society has found homes for 827 pets since they launched their Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive on November 15. With a goal of finding homes for 1,200 pets by January 1, that leaves 373 pets remaining to reach the goal.

Traditionally, more families bring pets into their homes during the holidays than at any other time of year. What better gift can anyone give during the holiday season than saving the life of a homeless pet? Many families are spending more time at home during the holidays and it's a great time for everyone to bond with the new pet, help them adjust to your home, and work out all of the daily routines.

In the past, many shelters actually discouraged families from adopting pets during the holidays. This did not stop them from getting new pets. It just took away the adoption option and forced them to support breeders.

Mike Arms at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego saw this as a golden opportunity and launched the Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive in 1999. This year over 4,000 shelters are participating in 25 countries with a collective goal of finding homes for 1.5 million animals.

"No one wants to think of a homeless dog or cat spending the holidays in the shelter, especially not Christmas Eve. Through the Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive, we are asking the community to help these deserving pets by adopting or encouraging friends and family to adopt a pet," explained Bonney Brown, Executive Director for Nevada Humane Society.

If you're looking to help a friend or family member adopt a pet, Nevada Humane Society makes this easy by providing pet adoption gift certificates, which allows the gift recipient to choose their own pet and find one that is best suited for their lifestyle.

Adoption fees for Home for the Holidays are $45 for adult dogs, $10 for adult cats and $30 for kittens under 4 months of age. Every dog, cat, and kitten at Nevada Humane Society is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Senior citizens may adopt pets 6 years of old and older for free.

For details on how to purchase a pet adoption gift certificate, or pets available for adoption, please call 775-856-2000 ext. 302. Nevada Humane Society is open for adoptions 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) from 11am to 6:30pm and an hour earlier at 10am on Saturdays.

For more information about Nevada Humane Society, visit www.NevadaHumaneSociety.org.

From Nevada Humane Society

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