TOPEKA -- For the first time, Helping Hands Humane Society (HHHS) will be hosting an Adopt-A-Thon for the "Howlidays." The goal is finding every adoptable animal in-care a home for the holidays. The Adopt-A-Thon will be held this Saturday, December 18th from 11:30am to 9:00pm.
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 also 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 2010 HHHS holiday ornament (while supplies last).
Beginning at 5:00pm on the 18th, every adopter on that day 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 public is also encouraged to bring the animals a holiday gift from the HHHS Wish List http://www.hhhstopeka.org/our_wish_list1.aspx.
Animal shelters, such as HHHS, offer a variety of services to assist animals and the public. Among many things, they provide a 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 has been a permanent part of the Topeka community since its founding May 4, 1938. The organization is incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) business for the purpose of sheltering companion animals in need of care, advocating for anti-cruelty protection of animals and promoting humane education and animal welfare issues.
HHHS fosters the adoption of companion animals into responsible homes and reunites lost animals with their owners; promotes sterilization of animals to help reduce overpopulation; provides a facility accessible to the general public; serves the community with educational programs addressing animal welfare issues; and maintains a fiscally responsible organization.