If you’re one of the people looking to buy a dog in Sonora, Bardstown, or Shepherdsville, Kentucky, then look no further. Hardin County Animal Shelter, located at 220 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, KY has got a deal for you.
In honor of National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2014, the shelter is discounting dog adoptions on a number of available hound mixes.
Why should you adopt a shelter pet?
A recent survey by Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah found “younger adults (ages 18 to 34) are more likely to purchase a pet from a breeder or pet store than adopt a homeless pet from a shelter or rescue organization.” Almost half of the respondents indicated that the reason for this is because they “view shelter animals as less desirable than those from breeders” and they “don’t believe homeless animals are at risk of being killed, but will remain in a shelter until they are adopted.”
The sad truth is “An estimated 4 million homeless pets are killed each year in America’s shelters.”
How you can help
If you were serious about adopting a dog, a shelter dog would make a worthy companion.
Stop by Hardin County Animal Shelter this week to take advantage of low price adoptions. The adoption fee is only $40 from January 21 through January 25 in honor of National Squirrel Appreciation Day.
This price includes the rabies vaccine, spay or neuter, and a county license. Not a bad deal for those who would readily drop $500 or more on a purebred dog.
In fact, if you’re looking for a dog that will live a nice long life, a pure bred isn’t the best way to go anyway due to the number of genetic disorders inherent in specific breeds. Mixed breeds fair a lot better.
Adoption hours are from 12 pm to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday this week.