On Saturday December 3rd, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) launches its 2016 Homes for the Holidays event.
The annual celebration will include special animal adoption prices as well as a number of activities at the shelter.
December 3rd marks its Winter Open House between 10 am and 2 pm. It features guided shelter tours, free hot apple cider, a kids craft area, and unique gifts for both people and pets. And for those who make an appointment, pets can be microchipped on that day.
The Christmas tree and wreath sale also begins and will last until December 24th or while supplies last. Wreaths cost $25 and Christmas trees – which are pesticide free and come in a variety of sizes – are $40.
The KHS will receive $10 from each of those sales and there is a wide selection of merchandise available to buy that would be perfect gifts for any animal lover on your holiday shopping list.
“We want everyone to know that the Kingston Humane Society is more than a shelter for animals in need at Christmas time. We have our adoption area as well as gift suggestions that make giving more meaningful. ” said KHS executive director, Connie Ball. “There are Our 2017 Best Friends Calendars, T-shirts, sling bags, re-useable cotton tote bags and pet safety lights that can be purchased. A selection of handmade items including knitted hats and scarves, mittens, slippers, cards, baby blankets and more are made by local volunteers who support the Humane Society.”
Also beginning on Saturday is the Home for the Holidays adoption event which runs until December 31st. The Society is hoping to find both adult cats and kittens a loving home just in time for Christmas. Spayed and neutered cats are $95 and Spayed and neutered cats are $135.
All animals have been health-checked, dewormed, microchipped and come with 6 weeks of free pet insurance. The special adoption fees also apply to the KHS cats & kittens at the satellite adoption centres such as Pet Valu, PetSmart, Global Pet Food, and Birds’n’Paws.
KHS staff encourage people to adopt only if the whole family is committed. It’s also requested that if an animal is a gift, you allow the owner to choose their own pet. “Part of the happiness of pet ownership comes from finding an animal that you bond with.”
The shelter is located at 1 Binnington Court in Kingston and will be closed on December 25 and 26, reopening December 27 at 10:00 am.
For more information about the holiday adoption event and adoptable animals, visit the Kingston Humane Society website.