Adult dogs are priced half off and cats are free this week at the bargain-loving Nebraska Humane Society.
Pam Wiese, a spokeswoman for the humane society, said Tuesday that summer traditionally is the time when kennels fill up with animals.
To help make room, adoptions of dogs six months and older will be half price today through Friday. Cats at least six months old are being given away and kitties are priced at $75, but if you buy one, you get the second one free.
“The point is we're getting a lot more animals coming in than going out right now,” Wiese said. “We're providing an incentive for some people who have been thinking about a pet but maybe are a little worried about the cost of adopting.”
Simple mathematics led to the decision to run a sale, Wiese said.
“Last week, we took in more than 400 dogs and cats. We adopted 191 out and returned another 74 to their owners … but that still leaves a lot of animals needing homes,” she said.
Wiese said NHS has quite a few older dogs who “just need a good home.” There are a lot of good reasons to adopt a mature canine, she said, but perhaps the best incentive is “no potty training is necessary.”
Adoption hours are noon to 7 p.m. week days and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, Wiese said. Pets can also be viewed online at www.nehumanesociety.org.
“Remember when you adopt an animal you save two lives, the animal you take and the one who can take his place in our kennel,” Wiese said. “We're asking the public to help us save lives.”