TOPEKA -- Helping Hands Humane Society (HHHS) will be hosting a Howliday Adopt-A-Thon with the goal of finding 50 animals a home for the holidays. The Adopt-A-Thon will be held Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th from 11:30am to 9:00pm at the North Topeka shelter. HHHS will also have animals for adoption at the new shelter at 21st and Belle on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.
During the event, adoption fees on animals will be reduced $10 (identified by red bows on kennels) or half-price (identified by gold bows on kennels). Every adopter will receive a special gift bag courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition including a dog or cat toy, Hill’s Science Diet dog or cat food, Hill’s dog treats, and a 2011 HHHS holiday ornament (while supplies last). Every adopter during the two-day Adopt-A-Thon will be entered into a drawing to win a pie from Perkin’s Restaurant. HHHS retail will be on sale for those last minute holiday gifts.
The Howliday Adopt-A-Thon will be kicked off by the annual Christmas Dinner for the Animals this Saturday, December 17th. Every year, HHHS holds a special Christmas Dinner for the Animals in-care. Dogs are fed grilled hamburger and cats get a snack of tuna. This year, Mike and Rena Carmona of Carmona Comfort Air are sponsoring the event and will be at HHHS from 11:30am to 1:30pm to grill the hamburgers and prepare the tuna. Carmona Comfort Air and HHHS would like to extend an invitation to the public in helping the animals celebrate Christmas.
Please consider bringing the animals a gift from the HHHS Wish List. The HHHS Wish List may be accessed at www.hhhstopeka.org or call 233-7325. Most needed items are towels, stuffed toys or animal toys, copy paper, shoe boxes, money and blankets. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to give to those who would appreciate it most.
Animal shelters, such as HHHS, offer a variety of services to assist animals and the public. Among many things, they provide sanctuary for lost pets, protection from abuse, and health and behavior assessments. One of the most rewarding aspects of an animal shelter is finding new homes for pets. Animal shelters also provide an educational outlet and guidance to assist the public with animal-related issues and concerns, from dealing with training issues to behavior issues.
HHHS fosters the adoption of companion animals into responsible homes and reunites lost animals with their owners; and promotes sterilization of animals to help reduce overpopulation.