Cape Girardeau, Mo. (KBSI) – Southeast Missouri pets with a full kennel are gearing up for a holiday pajama party in hopes of possibly leading to an adoption.
The holidays can be stressful and SEMO Pets believes that human-pet interaction can help improve the lives of both.
Development Director Brent Foster says the event helps bring the joy we seek during the holidays.
“Yes, animals like you and I need social contact, they need exercise, they need entertainment and something to look forward to just like humans,” shares Foster.
Executive director Jane Farmer hopes the pajama party will help increase adoption rates.
The farmer says, “Cannels? We’re over capacity.”
Currently, the shelter is home to over 140 dogs and 60 to 70 cats.
But while the event is exciting, Foster wants to remind everyone that holidays are temporary, and adoption is a commitment.
“Well, it’s a lifetime commitment, so depending on whether it’s a dog or a cat, it could be part of your family for fifteen or twenty years,” says Foster.
There are many other ways to give the gift of love to pets, by donating to shelters in your area, or just stopping by to interact with the animals, “It involves the community,” says Foster. This gets everyone excited and gives everyone a chance to spend time with their animals and with our wonderful team who help them.
The shelter will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 20 for the festivities to begin.
Just like those shelter animal caregivers, if you show up to the party in your Christmas jammies, you’ll get $50 off an adoptable pet.