(Courtesy Humane Society)

The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University Florida today announced the pet adoption event Adoptathon: Home for the Holidays that will take place in five animal shelters across the island. Pets will be available for adoption for only $5.00 and will be vaccinated and spayed/neutered; hundreds of animals await adoption.

“We encourage the community to visit the participating shelters so that they can meet the pets that are up for adoption”, said Tara Loller, Senior Director Strategic Campaigns at HSUS. “We are thrilled to be able to offer animals for adoption for a reduced fee so that they can spend the holidays in their forever homes. There are thousands of animals in need of a home, love and care.”

“The goal of the Home for the Holidays Adoptathon is to find loving homes for as many animals as possible. Adopting a pet is one way to help but for those that may not be in the position to add a pet to their family, in-kind gifts and monetary donations are helpful. You can also volunteer at the shelter or foster a pet; these are great ways to lend support and help homeless animals. During the Adoptathon on December 7th you can visit any of the participating shelters to learn more about volunteering at their facility or fostering an animal”, concluded Tara Loller.

The participating shelters are Humane Society of Puerto Rico (Guaynabo); Centro de Control y Adopción de Animales del Municipio de San Juan; Centro de Control de Animales del Municipio de Carolina; Villa Michelle Albergue de Animales (Mayagüez); y el Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís (Cabo Rojo).

To find out more information, you can visit The Humane Society of the United States’ Puerto Rico Facebook page:

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s most effective animal protection organization. Since 2014, HSUS has trained over 5,000 Puerto Rico law enforcement officers through its Humane State Program and has successfully spayed/neutered and vaccinated over 43,000 animals free of cost to pet owners and guardians as part of the Spayathon™ for Puerto Rico initiative.

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