Ann Arbor – Some Human Valley Human Society (HSHV) animals have been waiting for families for a long time, and now community members can adopt them for free.
Ann Arbor shelters waive fees for long-term residents to facilitate adoptions.
Adoption manager Alison Burrow said in a release: “Some are old, some have special requirements, and some are just wallflowers that have been overlooked.”
“But those who consider them think they have hearts of gold.”
Animals eligible for free adoption come with a gold heart online profile Featured in HSHV’s Gold Hearts Facebook Group.
“Free adoptions are a great way to bring people to your door and let them see these animals,” Burrow said. No change, we save by not paying adoption fees or sterilizations or microchips, but we are constantly debating the lifetime costs of caring for a potential companion animal.
Studies have shown that fee waivers improve adoption rates, and that people who adopt animals for free are just as loving as those who pay adoption fees.
“Additionally, adopters receive invaluable gratitude from cats and dogs given a second chance at a happy life,” added Balow.
Each Gold Hearts animal is spayed or neutered, microchipped, and undergoes age-appropriate health checks and vaccinations.
Here is a cutie who needs a home:
HSHV hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday 11 AM-6 PM, Thursday-Friday 11 AM-7 PM, and weekends 11 AM-5 PM.
No appointment is required for adoption.
The shelter is located at 3100 Cherry Hill Rd.
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