PASADENA (CNS) — If you’re considering adopting a pet, this could be the weekend to do it, with Pasadena Humane offering free adoptions Saturday and LA Animal Services hosting a “Basic Black” event Saturday and Sunday, offering discounted adoptions for furry/predominantly black coated pets.
At Pasadena Humane, free adoptions will be offered for all animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits and critters. All dogs and cats are sterilized, microchipped and vaccinated.
A similar Free Adoption Day event in May led to 68 adoptions — 53 cats, 12 dogs and three critters, according to Pasadena Humane.
Dia DuVernet, president and CEO of Pasadena Humane, said in a statement that the shelter is filling up again despite last month’s adoption numbers and that summer is the busiest time of year for animals entering the shelter.
“It’s critical that we find homes for the adoptable dogs, cats and critters at the shelter to make room for more animals in need,” DuVernet said.
Pasadena Humane is also planning additional free adoption days and other promotions this summer, such as National Best Friends Adoption Weekend July 22-24, when adult dogs and cats will be available for $50. .
Pasadena Humane is located at 361 S. Raymond Ave. and adoptions are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Meanwhile, LA Animal Services’ “Basic Black” event will be held Saturday and Sunday, with adoption fees for black dogs reduced by $50 and fees waived entirely for black cats.
“We hope this adoption event will encourage people to adopt and give these often overlooked dogs and cats a second chance at life with new families,” said Bill Crowe, director of the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation. , which subscribes to the free adoptions chat.
Dogs and cats adopted at LAAS are sterilized, vaccinated, licensed and microchipped.
Available pets can be viewed online at laanimalservices.com.