Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 20, 2014

Shelter finds homes for 55 pets

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Area animal lovers offered permanent homes to 55 dogs and cats during the Kokomo Humane Society’s Valentine’s Day Adoption Special event on Friday and Saturday.

The Humane Society, thanks to a partnership with Purdue University’s Priority 4 Paws spay-neuter program, was able to reduce the normal adoption fee to $14 during those two days. Adopters took 35 cats and kittens and 20 dogs and puppies into their homes.

“We’re very excited that so many of our animals went to new homes,” said Jean McGroarty, executive director of the Humane Society. “We have great animals available for adoption, and are glad that those looking for a pet this weekend came to us.”

Founded in 1891, the Kokomo Humane Society receives approximately 3,500 stray or unwanted animals every year. The Humane Society’s mission is: improving the lives of animals; preventing cruelty through education; uniting pets with families.

The animal shelter is open from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and many animals remain available for adoption. For further information, call 765-452-6224.