Families are the most important thing to many of us, so why not grow your family with a furry friend.
Yesterday, July 15, the Drumheller and District Humane Society held an adoption drive for locals to add new additions to their family.
"The last few days we've had people coming in and we had three cats adopted yesterday, two kittens and one cat. The cat was Raine and she's been here for a really long time, the little girl was wanting her for a long time and they came in and did it," stated Kelcy Travis, volunteer President of the Humane Society.
Part of the adoption drive was to help the Humane Society make room to bring in more animals.
"We did this in order to be able to help, we don't want to turn away people or pregnant moms and litters of kittens, so we had to get these cats out to be able to take more in," expresses Travis. "You don't want to turn people away and the animal gets put on the side of a highway or be put down. We really don't want to see that."
The importance of adoption over purchasing an animal from a farm or other source is very important.
"Before I started volunteering and doing this I really didn't understand that, I didn't grasp how much of a problem it really was. There's constantly so many animals that come in and we're just a small centre. It's so important to adopt because you're literally saving a life and there's so much need. There's litters of kittens and puppies out there, but if you come here and volunteer at a centre for a week it's really going to change your perspective on that," explained Travis.
If you want to help the Drumheller and District Humane Society, or adopt an animal, you can call 403-823-8999 or follow this link.
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