Home Free for the Holidays – a Special Adoption Event

The Greenwood Humane Society is holding a pet adoption special this month with the hope that a lot of dogs and cats find good homes for the holidays.

On December 16 and 17, the regular $85 adoption fee for dogs and $50 for cats will be waived in a special they’re calling “Home Free for the Holidays.”

Their hope is that during this time of year, when most people are stretching their dollars to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends, that this special promotion will allow people to adopt new family pets. They encourage all potential adopters to be sure they’re ready for a new cat or dog to join their family and are committed to loving the pet for its entire life.

Even though the adoption fee will be waived, the animal’s vaccinations, heartworm or feline leukemia testing, spay or neuter, and microchip will still be included. Routine adoption processes will still apply.

The Greenwood County Animal Shelter is located at 235 Wilbanks Circle in Greenwood, behind the Greenwood Civic Center and Farmer’s Market. The Adoption Center’s hours of operation are 10:00a to 5:00p and adoption counselors can be reached at 864.942.8775 or by email.

Available pets can be seen on their website.

Pets of the Week December 21, 2011

Her owner brought in on a chain, but even then her exuberant wag was in full swing, as wide and unfettered as her steadfast smile. Chaney’s a surprisingly small one-year-young Boxer beauty, with all the traits that make her breed one of our country’s most popular — she’s destined to be a loyal companion, a tender, fun-loving playmate for your kids and an intelligent, highly trainable member of your household. Chaney loves to run in the yard and would make a great outside dog as long as she gets plenty of affection; she enjoys most other canines, is naturally clean and low maintenance, and her housetraining is coming along just fine. Chaney’s ready to become a glorious family dog, come make her the guardian of your home and heart.

Her name’s Prissy but in truth she’s anything but; more like a sparkling love-buddy with warm emerald eyes and a ruby red heart that glows with affection. Lovely two-year-old Prissy was found stray in Ninety Six, an occupation she’s ill-suited for; she belongs in a safe, loving home, where she’ll happily contribute her mother-lode of tenderness. Hold her in your lap and she’ll lay her sweet cheekbone gratefully on your knee, spinning you a whisper-purr while you stroke her immaculate tri colored fur. Prissy keeps a neat cat box and fits in fine with other cats and dogs. Why go to a jewelry store when you can bring home a gift as precious as Prissy? Go to the Greenwood Animal Shelter to see how richly appreciated her pure devotion can make you feel.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)