Month: May, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
We're asking for your help this weekend! Help us clear the cat kennels with our Save A Life Weekend!
Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th, take $15 off the adoption fee of any adult cat 6 months or older.
And, in honor of Memorial Day Weekend, We are also offering 50% off cat adoption fees for any veteran or active duty soldier with a valid military ID. You must be fill out the application and be pre-screened before spending time with the animals.
Adoption fees include microchip, vaccines, and more!
Save A Life FAQs
What’s the catch? Do I really get $15 off the adoption fee?
No catch! As long as you meet our requirements to adopt, you can take $15 off the adoption fee for any adult cat 6 months or older! You must be fill out the application and be pre-screened before spending time with the animals.
I’m super excited! Is there anything I should keep in mind?
- The ENTIRE family should be involved! Make sure you spend at least 20 minutes with the cat you're falling in love with and read its bio on the kennel to make sure you know a little about it!
- Anticipate increased traffic. It’s going to be busy and may take longer than usual to complete the adoption process. Give yourself enough time to find the right match and complete the counseling process without having to rush.
- Be prepared! To adopt, you’ll need to show a valid form of government-issued photo ID. If your ID does not list your current address, please also bring proof of current address (like a utility bill). If you rent, your landlord will be called to verify you can have pets on the property. If you rent, make sure to come when your landlord will be available to answer a call.
Remember: when you adopt, you’re making a 10-15 year commitment. In addition to the adoption fee, there are other costs associated with caring for your pet, including food, veterinary visits, vaccines, toys, grooming, and more. If you’re ready to add an amazing furry family member to your pack, visit us during our Save A Life Weekend! You must be fill out the application and be pre-screened before spending time with the animals.
*Valid 5/26/17 through 5/28/17 at The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Adoption fee reduction on adult cats only. Kitten fees will not be included in the $15 off. Adopters must be pre-screened to adopt before spending time with any animals. Adoptions can and will be denied in the event the placement is not in the best interest of the pet. See an adoption counselor for additional information.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017If you are going to be outside to enjoy the nice weather with your best friend,
you need to remember one pet care duty: always check for ticks.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Sometimes helping turns into hurting.
Those who hoard are not necessarily horrible people, but started out helping and got overwhelmed.
Hoarding in the United States has more than doubled in the last four years.
Over a reported 250,000 animals have been victimized by hoarding. Many cases go unreported.
If you see something concerning, please report it to your local animal control.
Here are some signs to help if you think someone is in trouble with hoarding:
1) Keeps an abnormally large number of animals and may not know total number of animals in their care.
2) Fails to provide minimal nutrition, vet care, shelter or sanitation
3) Fails to recognize the devastating impact of this neglect
4) Animals are not well socialized, are emaciated or lethargic
5) Fleas and vermin are present
6) Can't stop from repeating this behavior, even if they become aware of the damage.
Insists all animals are healthy and happy - even when there are clear signs of distress and illness.
If you are interested in adopting one of the over 15 cats still available for adoption from a recent hoarding case,
please visit the special needs section of our website.
We dedicate this post to one of the many animals
who recently lost their life due to unsafe conditions, Nate, pictured above.