FARMINGTON — A small-price animal adoption function held by the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter about the last two months was a substantial achievements, with 160 animals getting a new home in time for the holiday seasons.
The party ran from Dec. 6-18 and was sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation at a lot more than 230 shelters in the U.S. and Canada. Pets at the Farmington shelter had been obtainable for adoption for just $20.
Stacie Voss, the animal welfare director at the shelter, explained 77 cats, 79 pet dogs, three guinea pigs and a person rabbit were being adopted by regional people all through the function. Those quantities significantly exceeded the totals from one more low-expense adoption celebration the shelter held in Could, when 55 puppies, 21 cats and a rabbit have been adopted.
“It was fantastic,” Voss reported of the event. “We weren’t overwhelmingly occupied, but we were being continuous busy the whole time, which is superior for us. Of program, we still have animals that need a house.”
As of Dec. 21, the shelter however experienced 11 cats and 33 canines obtainable for adoption, so the facility was far from empty, Voss reported, including that even a lot more animals were currently being ready for the adoption application.
But the shelter experienced been dealing with crowded ailments and staffing concerns in advance of the function, she reported, and the chance to reduce the animal inhabitants, even for a quick though, will give her workers the opportunity to catch their breath and possibly do a minimal cleansing.
The Farmington shelter has worked with the BISSELL basis many instances on very low-expense or no cost pet adoption gatherings, and Voss stated she has been really pleased with the success.
“They do fantastic work, and it can make it uncomplicated on us,” she claimed. ” … It really is been a great partnership.”
Most of the people who took household an animal from the most recent party weren’t essentially searching for a holiday pet, she said, but the timing failed to hurt.
“I believe some of all those persons ended up heading to be house more for the holidays, so the timing labored out well for some men and women,” she explained.
Voss mentioned she expects the pet population at the shelter to rebound swiftly, noting there is a waiting around listing for people who desire to surrender a pet. She claimed the facility however has a number of prolonged-time period dogs awaiting adoption.
“We’re nevertheless looking for houses for some genuinely specific animals,” she explained.
The shelter is located at 133 Browning Parkway in Farmington. Call 505-599-1098 for data about adopting an animal.
Mike Easterling can be attained at 505-564-4610 or [email protected] Aid community journalism with a electronic subscription.