Shelter has many wonderful animals hoping to catch a lucky break!
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Leavens
Humane Society of Harford County
Fallston, MD (March 7, 2013) – Pets with Irish names like Shamus, Michael, and Amara are celebrating St. PAWtrick’s Day at the Humane Society of Harford County on Sunday, March 17 from noon – 4pm. No matter whether you’re looking for a companion as small as a leprechaun or one who likes to take walks in fields of clover, all of the animals have hearts of pure gold.
Adoptions counselors will be waiting to introduce you to your lucky charm at the end of the rainbow at 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston, MD. Should you fall in love with a purrin’ paddy cat over the age of five years old, the adoption fee will be just $17. For all other animals, pick your own adoption discount from the pot o’ gold. Whether it’s $10 off an adoption or 50% off, may the luck of the Irish be with you.
Festivities will kick off at noon with a Parade of Dogs that will showcase all the different dogs that are available for adoption. At 1pm there will be a performance of traditional Irish dancing. Ongoing activities throughout the afternoon include rubber ducky races, a beanbag toss, a Frisbee toss, and face tattoos. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering sweets at the bake sale like cookies, brownies, cupcakes, soda and bottled water, and other goodies. All proceeds benefit the homeless and neglected animals at the shelter that are all waiting to meet you.
Adoptions include a rabies vaccination for animals over 4 months of age, the first set of distemper shots, de-wormer, flea & tick preventative, a microchip for identification purposes, and a general health exam. If not already sterilized, there is a $50 deposit for a HASP (Harford Animal Sterilization Program) certificate so the animal can be spayed or neutered. That fee is refunded upon completion of the procedure within 60 days.
About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.