A Home For the Holidays: Adopt a Pet

As Texomans gear up for Christmas the Wichita County Humane Society is working to find every one of its animals a warm loving home for the holidays. Newschannel 6 went to the Humane Society and we are told they are currently at full capacity. For every pet that gets adopted, that extra space means another pet's life is being saved.

Over a hundred dogs and cats at the Wichita County Humane Society are in need of a loving home. Getting a forever home would be the best gift anyone of these furry friends could ask for. Kimber Hopkins with the Humane society comments, "We just don't want to see animals being here during the holidays when they can be in their forever home. They can have a chance for a normal life. They don't have to show up in a shelter anymore."

There shelter has no more room. Sitting at full capacity Hopkins says they are unable to take in a high volume of dogs and cats. "When we are at capacity we are not able to bring anymore animals over and that's why we rely so much on our adoptions. That does open up space to be able to pull new ones and get them saved."

By adopting one pet, you save two. "The one you're adopting plus the space you have opened up for another one to come in its place. They have a chance to be adopted, to be saved, and not be put down."

Hopkins says most dogs at the humane society have completed the Paws For Greatness Obedience Program and are ready to be brought home. "They're learning how to heel, how to lay down. and they are learning how to be calmer."

Hopkins hopes Texomans can open up their homes to these loving pets to make the commitment and adopt. "There are some animals that will just touch your heart when they get adopted. You're just so excited for them because you know they've been given there chance and gotten their loving home. That's what we want for all of our animals. So they find their forever home and never find themselves in this circumstance ever again."

A Home For The Holidays adoption event kicks off Saturday. You can adopt a furry friend at any of three locations. At Petco from noon to4pm. At Petsmart from Noon to 10pm. And at the Wichita County Humane Society from noon to midnight.

You can contact the Wichita County Humane Society at (940) 855-4941

You can also donate pet food, clothing, or coats to our Newschannel 6 Coat and Blanket Drive.

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6