A promotion this summer at the Humane Society of Forsyth County could help locals find a new, furry member of the family.
The humane society is holding a pair of promotions aimed at increasing adoptions for black kittens and mother dogs.
For mother dogs, like Crumpet, a 3-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix, Director Justine Daniel said FAST Friends of Hall County Animal Shelter paid for their adoption fees.
“She actually came into the program with 11 puppies,” Daniel said. “We were very fortunate that we had a group sponsor all of our mother dog adoptions, so they are no cost for the approved adopters.”
Daniel said when mother dogs come in with their young, the puppies typically find a home quickly, which is not always the case for the mothers. She said many had been at the humane society “for a while.”
“Not as many people are willing to take them in,” she said. “Puppies are the thing most people want to adopt, and we just really believe in these mother dogs and really want to get them placed in a home.”
The dogs have already been spayed and vaccinated.
“We believe in rescuing the entire family,” Daniel said. “Our goal is to save approximately 1,500 dogs per year, and part of our goal is to rehome some of the adult dogs.”
For cat lovers, the group is also hosting a two-for-one special for black kittens and black-and-white mix kittens.
“Black kittens are, for some reason, not as easily adoptable,” Daniel said, later adding. “The more that we can get adopted out, the more that that opens up positions to rescue more cats and kittens.”
Daniel said the humane society also offers a program for locals offering low-cost vaccines, heartworm tests, flea and heartworm medication and spaying and neutering
“Our goal is to get as many animals fixed as possible and make it cost-effective for people who may or may not have the funds,” she said. “We also have a SNAP program, which is to help low-cost families and a food pantry for people that are going through difficult times.”
The Humane Society of Forsyth County is located at 4440 Keith Bridge Road. More information is available at ForsythPets.org.