The week before Christmas was certainly the most wonderful time of the year for many animals who were waiting for someone to make them part of their family.
The Vanderburgh Humane Society celebrated the adoption of 104 animals by posting it to Facebook on Monday afternoon. According to the publication, the majority of adoptions have been cats and dogs, and some have been under VHS sponsorship for some time.
There was Furby, a cat who finally found a place to call home after spending 200 days in the shelter as the longest-living cat. Lily, an 11-year-old dog, spent Christmas with her new family after living on VHS for three months, and Dexter, one of 58 cats acquired by VHS through a recent case of hoarding, was the first from that group to find a permanent place New to call home.
The animals at the shelter weren’t the only ones who found their forever homes. Eight cats who lived at the River Kitty Cat Cafe on the Main Street Walkway in downtown Evansville have also found new families to love. And it wasn’t just cats and dogs that found permanent families. Twelve parrots and a pair of guinea pigs who “came from different backgrounds but fell in love at the shelter” have also found new families.
While over 100 adoptions are great news for those animals and open up some space in VHS, the shelter still has plenty of dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, birds and more who are looking for someone to come and make them part of their family. Check out all potential pets currently available for adoption on the VHS website. Who knows, you might even find your next furry companion.
Holiday special hours
VHS will have a slightly different schedule this week due to the New Year holidays. The following are the scheduled business hours for this week (December 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022):
- Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00-6:00
- Friday, New Year’s Eve: 12:00-4:00
- Saturday, New Year: closed
- Sunday, 1/2/2022: 12:00-4:00
[Source: Vanderburgh Humane Society on Facebook]
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