Make adoption your first option

Both of my pets are adopted. I do volunteer work for animal rescues. The animals in their walls are among the sweetest and more amazing animals out there. And the people who work to ensure they’re cared for before adoption are also among the best of the best.

On the Bangor Daily News’s website was a great note (well in one way, anyway). Stacey Coventry noted that the Humane Society once again needs help emptying the halls and kennels.

So if you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this summer, check out the Bangor Humane Society!

Urgent need for pet adopters at the Bangor Humane Society

(BANGOR, May 22, 2012) Every spring and summer, The Bangor Humane Society and animal rescues everywhere are filled to the brim with felines, especially kittens, seeking their forever homes. But the presence of kittens often means that the amazing adults stay in our shelters for much longer than they…or BHS…would like! In the last 8 days over 150 animals have been brought to the humane society, and they are disappointed to say that many of them are still here awaiting a new home, along with many other furry critters.

Currently, the Bangor Humane Society is filled with wacky kittens, adventuresome adolescents, captivating young adults, and mature comfort-seekers…cats of all ages and personality types await the purr-fect match-up. Such diversity could be overwhelming if it weren’t for the skilled adoption counselors on hand to help visitors discover their kindred spirits in feline form.

So, the Bangor Humane Society joins the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in declaring June Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. The Bangor Humane Society has planned a “Name your fee” adoption promotion (minimum $10 donation) for the month of June on all adult cats 7 months and older to help increase awareness of the ever increasing feline population at the shelter and to help boost adoption rates of their adult felines. And, because they are currently filled to the brim with cats, they are starting their “Name your Fee” promo today, as a special June-preview. The public is invited to come by to meet and mingle with dozens of cats currently awaiting their forever homes! And, if they just so happen to meet that simpatico cat, that kindred spirit, the BHS counselors will be happy to facilitate the adoption.

And although June has gone to the cats, BHS didn’t want to leave out the dogs. This time of year, the humane society also gets filled with local stray dogs that get adventurous, separate from their owner, and find their way to the shelter. Currently, BHS is filled with dogs waiting out their “stray time,” which causes their waiting list for owner-surrender dogs to grow. So, all month long, adult dogs (7 months and older) are 50% off.

Please visit the Bangor Humane Society throughout the month or contact 942-8902 to celebrate adopt-a-cat month and bring a new furry friend into your family! Other fees may apply. All adoption policies still apply.