UPDATE: November 26 @ 8:00am
The Black Friday Adoption Event was a success! Overall there was a total of 136 adoptions- 67 of those were dogs, 60 cats, 6 rats and 3 rabbits! Thank you Wichita for giving these animals a second chance this holiday season!
UPDATE: November 25 @ 1:37pm
So far 26 dogs, 8 cats and 4 rats are on their way to new homes! Thank you to those adopters who got here early and waited for these wonderful shelter pets.
The line snaked around the Murfin Campus plaza this morning as potential adopters waited for the doors to open at the Kansas Humane Society. Many were watching the website creating lists of their first, second, TWENTIETH choice counting where they were in line and which pets might still be available when it was their turn to adopt. Mark Eby, KHS President/CEO, and Vanessa Jackson, Development Assistant, helped keep the process efficient as possible by checking people into our QLess wait management system so when the doors opened staff and volunteers could start the visits right away. They also provided coffee, cocoa and donuts for everyone on the chilly morning!
Stay tuned for more updates and tune in to the Kitty Cam LIVE to see all the action as it happens at http://www.kshumane.org/adopt/cats/kitty-cam.html
Miss Maizy & George Orwell
“They really did help get me through that really depressed period of time.” said C.V. “Back then I was really struggling with depression and stuff,” C.V. said as she remembered life before adopting her two beloved cats. For her, the Black Friday adoption event at KHS, brought more than two furry friends, it brought piece of mind. “I didn’t have anybody here. My son was gone at college and I didn’t have any dogs or cats… I was just really sad and depressed about a lot of stuff and I wasn’t working and I just thought well I was just thinking about getting a cat,” she said. “Then I saw an advertisement or something and they were talking about giving them away free.”
She came to the Kansas Humane Society and fell in love with a grey cat named George Orwell and a little kitten named Maizy. She decided to take both of the animals home with her, but it took a while for her new friends to become friends with each other. “He was just really mean to her. He would hiss at her and she’d just look at him like ‘what’s your problem’,” she remembered. “And I called and I talked to someone there at the Kansas Humane Society and they said it might take a month or more before they can tolerate each other and it did, it took over a month but they’re just best friends now. He kind of started mothering on her and cleaning on her and now she’ll clean on him a little bit. They play together and they sleep together and it’s just a hoot.” As her new cats bonded with each other, they also started to bond with C.V. which helped lift her spirits.
This holiday season there are many other pets like Maizy and George Orwell who are waiting for a home of their own. So this Black Friday, adopt love, and stop by the Kansas Humane Society.
Join us on Friday, November 25th for the Kansas Humane Society's annual Black Friday Adoption Event where black or mostly black animals are FREE and adult dogs and kittens are just $25. As always, the adoption fee for adult cats is waived too. (Excludes HiPP pets and puppies.)
The adoption includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, dewormer, flea & tick treatment, bag of premium Hill's Pet Nutrition food, optional pet health insurance and more. Plus you can save 20% off items in our retails store so even if you're not adopting you can treat you and your pets too! (Excludes Hill's food.)
View all adoptable dogs on our website at www.kshumane.org.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Longtime KHS supporter Marni Stevens and Fahnestock for underwriting this adoption event.