Emergency pet adoption set for today at Bonita Lakes Mall
special to The Star
The Lauderdale County Humane Society will hold an emergency adoption day at Bonita Lakes Mall today.
Stephanie Lee, president of the Humane Society, said volunteers are overrun with pets.
She said the Humane Society doesn't plan to take a large number of animals to the mall today.
She said adoptable animals need homes so more time can be spent nursing ones with special needs.
Another dog being nursed is a dachshund mix with a hurt foot.
Lee said the Humane Society's mission is to give every dog and cat a chance at find a good home.
Among those available for adoption Saturday include a litter of six puppies found on a highway. These are expected to be small dogs once they reach maturity.
A black lab mix, two yellow lab mixes and a three-legged Pomeranian are also among those scheduled to be at the mall. A few young cats and kittens are expected to be available for adoption.
All animals will have had some of their shots; some have been either spayed or neutered.
Since September, the Humane Society has placed more than 100 animals in homes through contacts made at Bonita Lakes Mall. Lee said the adoption days are strictly for adoptions; unwanted pets should not be dropped off.
For more information, visit www.bonitalakesmall.com or call Cathy Long at 483-4673 or Lee at 679-1919. Anyone wishing to be a Humane Society volunteer, including helping foster abused, neglected and abandoned animals, should also call Long or Lee.