Published: Dec 25, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Dec 23, 2011 01:43 PM
Animal Services' ongoing effort to adopt surrendered and lost pets takes the form of Home for the Holidays each November and December, our seasonal campaign to persuade residents to adopt a cat or dog who can return the precious gift of companionship for years to come.
Select cats are available for $50 and select dogs for $60. All adoptions include a health examination, initial vaccinations, and spaying or neutering.
Of course, matchmaking remains the guiding objective of all adoptions. Staff and volunteers are available to provide information about available animals and to help with the adoption process.
Remaining Home for the Holidays highlights include:
2012 Adorable Pet Calendar, a $5 gift calendar available with photographs of area pets. Proceeds will help buy second-hand X-ray equipment for use with injured and ill animals. Canned Pet Food Drive aimed at collecting cat and dog food for Orange Congregations in Mission to distribute to pet owners in need.For a full schedule of Home for the Holidays events go to www.co.orange.nc.us/animalservices.
Many wonderful pets are available for adoption at the Animal Services Center at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill. Taking one home or helping someone else decide to do so is surely a gift suited to the spirit of the season!
Robert A. Marotto is the director of Orange County Animal Services and chairman of the N.C. Animal Federation. Contact him at email@example.com