TAILS hosts adoption event at Geneva Commons

By on December 17, 2010

Photo: Marley is a two-year-old lab mix available for adoption a TAILS Humane Society. Courtesy Photo

GENEVA—This holiday season, local animal shelters Animal Care League and TAILS Humane Society encourage animal lovers to adopt a furry new family member in time for the holidays. Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available at the Jingle Paws Adoption Event Saturday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This adoption event will be located in the retail space between LOFT and J.Jill at Geneva Commons.

“We are very grateful to Geneva Commons for providing us with a location to hold our adoption event” said Tom Van Winkle, Animal Care League’s executive director. “With volunteers from TechPro and assistance from Wet Nose, ACL and TAILS hope to find forever homes for at least 50 pets at the Jingle Paws Adoption Event.”

Each year, thousands of homeless pets enter animal shelters in the Chicagoland area. Most pets are relinquished to shelters because of owner-related issues such as economic difficulties and divorce. These dogs and cats are highly adoptable and make wonderful companions, easily adapting to their new families. The Jingle Paws Adoption Event will provide prospective adopters with a large selection of healthy, spayed/neutered, vaccinated pets to choose from.

“The holidays are a great time to adopt,” said Beth Drake, executive director of TAILS Humane Society. “With time off from work, most people have more time to spend with their pets during the holidays than they do most of the rest of the year. As long as adopters ensure that their home is pet friendly, we encourage adoptions during the holiday season. We plan to have adult dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens, available for adoption at the Jingle Paws event.”

For more information, contact Animal Care League at (708) 848-8155 or visit online www.animalcareleague.org. You can also reach TAILS Humane Society at (815) 758-2457 or online at www.tailshumanesociety.org.