Local animal shelters full during holiday season

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 5:50 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Quincy Humane Society officials said their shelter is full, so they’re working this holiday season to get more pets adopted and into permanent homes.

Executive Director Pilar Brumbaugh said they’re doing specials. Those include two kittens for the price of one, adult cats for $15, dogs for a mystery price-buy and choosing a pumpkin and whatever price is on the pumpkin is the price of the dog.

But she said before you decide to adopt a pet, make sure you understand it is a lifetime commitment.

“The little kitten that you adopt today will quickly become an adult cat in the coming years,” Brumbaugh said. “So it’s really important to think about that. That puppies grow, that adult dogs can even grow in size a little bit as well. So it’s just important to know that it’s a life time commitment.”

She said they’ve changed a few policies this year to make sure those animals are ending up in safe homes.

“A policy that we have now at Quincy Humane Society is we will not be adopting animals out on Dec. 24,” Brumbaugh said. “For the well-being of the animals that are in our care and also for the families as well,” she said.

She said they’ve made a few changes to their application process as well. Now you can fill out all your information online, and they will do their best to match you with a pet that best suits your needs.

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