TAILS launches ‘Furry Fridays’

By on November 27, 2009

DeKalb County—The holiday season is a time to focus on family, and TAILS Humane Society reminds us that the furry (and feathered) family members are just as important.

As it has done for the past four years, TAILS is participating in Iams’ Home 4 the Holidays event, aimed at finding forever homes for as many pets as possible by the first week of January.

As part of the Home 4 the Holidays campaign, beginning Friday, Nov. 27th, every Friday is a Furry Friday at TAILS. On Furry Fridays, get 15 percent off all adoptions.

“We believe every homeless animal deserves to have a home in time for the holidays” said Beth Drake, TAILS Executive Director. “We’re hoping that this holiday season, our community will remember that there are over 200 pets at TAILS waiting for families and will choose adoption rather than purchasing a pet from a petstore or backyard breeder.”

Furry Fridays hold more fun for you. All who adopt a pet on Furry Fridays can twirl the Spin Your Luck wheel and win a free adoption, a free obedience class, an item from the DeTAILS gift shop or one of many other prizes.

TAILS will remain open until 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and 18. Each holiday season, TAILS joins with Iams Home 4 the Holidays program that has set a goal to see that 1.5 million pets find their forever homes.

Last year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, TAILS adopted 40 dogs, 123 cats and 16 little critters. This year, TAILS hopes to top last year’s numbers and find homes for at least 50 dogs and puppies, at least 130 cats and kittens, and at least 20 little critters. The shelter is at capacity for cats and dogs who need homes, with even more dogs and puppies waiting in foster homes for their turn to come into the shelter.

TAILS is located at 2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, and can be contacted at (815)-75-TAILS (815-758-2457), or via e-mail at tailshumanesociety@tbc.net.