by Dennis Dalman
Oct. 17-19, there were 95 very happy critters and even more happy people at the Tri-County Humane Society in East St. Cloud.
In that three-day period, the Society adopted out 92 animals, including 65 kittens, 19 adult cats and seven dogs.
“It was a crazy weekend,” said Emma Smith-Miller of Howard Lake, a humane society employee. “It was so busy here! There were lots of parents, lots of kids, and they were all so happy about getting their new pets. We were so busy, but it was all worth it.”
Smith-Miller said the adoptive “parents” heard about the kitten sale ($50 per kitten) via the humane-society website, through media and by word-of-mouth.
But, as all humane-society employees and volunteers know, no sooner is there a big, successful adoption effort than the shelter starts filling up all over again – with new pets, mainly cats and kittens.
Nevertheless, everyone, including humane society personnel, were elated by the adoption weekend. Animals adopted out are all spayed or neutered, have had their shots and are implanted with a chip. They are also pre-checked to be sure they are healthy and ready for a new family.
Anyone wanting to adopt an animal should call the Tri-County Humane Society at 320-252-0896 or visit its website at www.tricountyhumanesociety.org.