Riverside, CA, December 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center (RHSPAC) joins animal shelters nationwide in the 11th annual Home 4 the Holidays® pet adoption drive to find loving, lifelong homes for as many animals as possible. The event runs through December.
So far this year 1342 pets have been adopted from RHSPAC, 156 more than in all of 2008. The goal for 2009 is to find homes for 1550 cats and dogs.
“We’re hoping that with the Home 4 the Holidays event, we’ll reach our goal, if not surpass it,” said Executive Director Denise Perry. “The more animals we can adopt out, the more homeless pets we can take in and save.”
All animals adopted from RHSPAC during December will go home with nice gifts. Cats will get snuggly Cat in the Hat® beds. Dogs will receive a gift box of toys and treats ideal for celebrating a first Christmas with a new family. People adopting small dogs may choose either a Cat in the Hat bed or a gift box.
Additionally, RHSPAC staff will take a photograph of the lucky pets and their new families which will be inserted into a handcrafted Christmas tree ornament as a remembrance of the special day.
For shoppers, the adoption center’s Critter Corner pet boutique is stocked with a wide variety of items: cat and dog accessories, food, toys and more, as well as gifts for animal lovers. All proceeds from sales go toward the care of animals in the shelter.
Anyone who doesn’t know what to buy an animal-loving friend or relative can honor the person with a donation in his/her name to the RHS Pet Adoption Center. A gift of $25 provides one day of care for a homeless animal. Select from one of four holiday greeting card designs to mail to the person being honored.
For those wishing to make the holidays brighter for homebound pet owners, RHSPAC is accepting donations of canned and dry cat and dog food for its Chuck Waggin’ Pet Meals program. Shelter volunteers divide the food into weekly portions and deliver it to Riverside Meals on Wheels which delivers the food to its clients with pets. RHSPAC currently is feeding 31 pets.
The Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center is located at 6165 Industrial Ave., Riverside, and is open six days a week: 10–7 Tues. and Wed., 10–5 Thurs. – Sun. The shelter’s closed to the public Mondays and major holidays. For information on pets available for adoption, programs and services offered by RHSPAC, and other ways to help, visit www.petsadoption.org or call 951-688-4340.
The Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center is a non-profit public benefit charitable organization serving communities in Riverside County and beyond. As the largest no-kill pet rescue organization in Riverside County, RHSPAC accepts owner turn-ins of cats and dogs and transfers from area animal-control agencies. Prior to adoption, each animal is either spayed or neutered, vaccinated, evaluated for behavior issues, and microchipped. Each animal is also monitored for physical, emotional and mental health, and receives ongoing socialization.