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1,225 Pets Adopted During 'Home 4 the Holidays'

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1,225 pets found new homes through Nevada Humane Society's Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive surpassing the goal of 1,200 as well as the 2011 adoption numbers for this event. Home 4 the Holidays ran from November 15 through January 1.

"We're so grateful to this wonderful community who helped us achieve this important adoption goal by opening their hearts and homes to a new pet. It speaks volumes about what a big-hearted and compassionate community we live in," said Diane Blankenburg, Community Programs Director.

Nevada Humane Society honored the first pet adopters of the New Year. The people who adopted the first cat and dog on January 1 received a commemorative certificate and special gift bags filled with prizes. Robin Hendrickson adopted Fiona, a beautiful three-month-old Chihuahua. Xavier Sherfield adopted Jude, a sweet tabby cat with big green eyes. The first small animal adoption of 2013 has yet to happen, but there are several adorable small animals awaiting new homes. The adopter of the first small animal of 2013 will also receive a commemorative certificate and gift basket filled with prizes.

"Our thanks to everyone who adopted a pet during the Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive," said Executive Director Bonney Brown. "We want to let everyone know that if you missed out on adopting during the holidays, there are still many wonderful dogs, cats and other pets in the shelter awaiting loving homes."

From Nevada Humane Society

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