Willamette Humane Society to Host Local “Subaru Loves Pets” Waived-Fee Adoption Event

Willamette Humane Society to Host Local “Subaru Loves Pets” Waived-Fee Adoption Event

The event aims to connect pets with loving homes in collaboration with local community partners

SALEM, Ore. ─ Sept. 25, 2017 ─ Willamette Humane Society will host its “Subaru Loves Pets” no-fee adoption event on October 1, 2017, from 12-6 p.m. at Capitol Subaru—located at 3235 Cherry Ave NE in Salem, Ore. Adoption fees for both cats and dogs of any age will be waived, with a goal to place 50 pets with adoptive families during the one-day event.

This will be Willamette Humane Society’s second no-fee adoption event, following its highly successful “Full Hearts, Empty Kennels” event in February 2017. The adoption special is made possible by a combined contribution of $11,500 from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), as well as adults in custody at Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) and dog handlers of the OSCI Dogpaw Second Chance program. It is hosted in collaboration with ASPCA and Subaru of America, Inc.’s national “Subaru Loves Pets” campaign.

Shelter staff and volunteers will be on-site to facilitate meet-and-greets, answer questions, and guide new pet parents through the adoption process. Adopting families will be required to complete Willamette Humane Society’s standard adoption application and screening process. Attendees are encouraged to bring with them a bag of recyclable cans and bottles to donate, or make a cash donation on-site as part of the shelter’s “Paw It Forward” donation drive to help feed future shelter residents.

For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org. For more information about Capitol Auto Group, visit capitolauto.com.

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About Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society, located in Salem, Ore., was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve communities in Marion and Polk.  The organization is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people, serving more than 8,870 pets and 51,280 people in its last fiscal year. Willamette Humane Society provides essential services and programs such as adoption and sheltering, behavior and training, youth programs and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 60 employees and  1,000 volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.