Front Street Animal Shelter’s free holiday pet adoptions are almost over.

Bring on the jingling bells and wagging tails, the Front Street Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees until Christmas. Families can still adopt a furry friend for free at the Front Street Animal Shelter through Dec. 23.

The shelter began its campaign out of necessity, announcing at the beginning of December that they were out of capacity and had to resort to dogs in their offices.

Front Street Animal Shelter communications manager Ryan Hinderman said they had a total of 650 animals in their care.

“Most dogs that can be safely paired with other dogs are paired and therefore have literally no extra room to maintain humane and safe conditions for the animals,” Hinderman said. ”

Since the launch of their promotion on December 9, they have managed to adopt 300 animals. However, recent storms brought an additional influx.

Adopting now can save people more than adoption fees, Shelter said.

“Every animal that is adopted will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped,” Hunderman said. “It’s amazing because all those things if you get a pet somewhere else for free and get it done, it would be between $500 and $1,000. When you adopt it, you get all of that. For what is usually a low adoption fee, there is currently no adoption fee.”

As they work cleaning kennels, they’re asking good Samaritans for a hand when it comes to lost dogs.

“If you’re able to hold that dog for a few days before you bring it to the shelter, there’s a very good chance you’ll find the owner before they end up in our shelters,” Hunderman said. Let the population come in.” .

They shared the following tips if you find a lost dog:

  • Have the dog scanned for a microchip at a veterinary office or shelter.
  • Post a found pet on Nextdoor, Craigslist, PawBoost and lost and found pet Facebook pages.
  • Walk the dog around the neighborhood. Most dogs are found close to home, so ask neighbors if they know who the dog belongs to.
  • Upload the dog’s photo to Petco Love Lost, a free facial recognition tool that will make it easy for the pet owner to find the dog on the platform.
  • File a pet report on 24PetWatch and Pawboost.
  • Post colorful “found dog” flyers at the busiest intersections within a 1-mile radius of where the dog was found.

“It would be our Christmas miracle to make some room and make some really lucky families with these wonderful pets,” Hunderman said.

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