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Looking to adopt a pet? 150 dogs and cats to be available at no cost Saturday at Lawrence Humane Society | News, Sports, Jobs

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Pictured from remaining are Miffy, a 6-yr-old spayed retriever blend Luna, a 2-yr-previous terrier blend and Mixie, a 7-year-aged spayed bulldog blend. They are amongst the roughly 100 pet dogs up for adoption at the Lawrence Humane Society, which is holding its once-a-year Clear the Shelter Working day on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

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Mixie, Miffy and Luna — and all their animal companions at the Lawrence Humane Culture — are in for a daily life-shifting surprise Saturday if all goes as planned.

That is the working day when the animal shelter hopes to match every animal in the building with a caring new human — at no cost to the human.

The function, regarded as Apparent the Shelter Day, is in its seventh calendar year locally, and it is part of a nationwide press to locate properties for shelter animals by waiving the usual expenses connected with adoption.

For context, the standard adoption expenses in Lawrence for grownup canine are about $150 tack one more $100 on to that for puppies. Cat adoptions typically are in the $60 range for older people and $100 for kittens, according to Elina Alterman, the shelter’s improvement and communications director.

Moreover, all animals that go away the shelter are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at no cost to the adopter. A tiny bag of pet food is presented by Hills, a person of the national sponsors of Very clear the Shelter Working day alongside with NBC. Leashes and collars are also furnished. Moreover, adoption counselors can enable opportunity adopters assess animal behaviors, this sort of as a dog’s or cat’s compatibility with another pet in the dwelling.

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Fiesta is obtainable for adoption at the Lawrence Humane Culture.

Alterman explained the shelter’s target was to undertake out 150 animals on Saturday.

Mixie, Miffy and Luna — a bulldog combine, retriever mix and terrier mix, respectively — will be amid about 100 canine up for adoption. About 50 cats will also be obtainable.

For individuals in the market place for a a lot more unconventional pet, having said that, Saturday’s not your working day, as the shelter will not have on hand any rabbits, pigs, Guinea pigs or other critters that in some cases show up.

“Our rooster was just adopted the other working day,” Alterman claimed.

Very clear the Shelter Working day will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (“Or each time we adopt out all of our animals,” Alterman explained). Simply because of the COVID pandemic, the shelter will be employing a virtual wait listing for persons interested in adopting. When it’s a person’s change, an adoption counselor will have that individual arrive into the creating at 1805 E. 19th St. to meet up with the animals. For additional on that method, see the shelter’s internet site at lawrencehumane.org/adopt.

Local sponsors of the event consist of Central Nationwide Lender, No cost Point out Dental, Barnett Legislation Business, Household Sweet House and Pawsh Wash.

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Polly the cat is out there for adoption at the Lawrence Humane Society.

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