More puppies, kittens ready to find homes for the holidays

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter



Animal adoption

• Humane Society for Southwest Washington is at 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave. Information at 360-693-4746 or

• Hours are noon to 4 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

• Pet prices start at $25. There is a 75 percent holiday discount until Saturday for cats 6 months and older.

• All adopters must have a collar and carrier at the time of adoption.

It might just be good timing, or, perhaps, someone's Christmas wish was granted. More puppies and kittens were made available for adoption today, on Christmas Eve, at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Denise Barr, spokeswoman for the Humane Society, did not have exact numbers for how many puppies and kittens were recently transferred, and how many would be available for adoption today; veterinarians are still spaying and neutering the animals.

Monday, the kittens came to the shelter from three different foster homes. Barr said the "kitten season" ran late this year, so the shelter is seeing an influx of feline fur balls in need of loving homes. They have to meet a weight requirement before they can be fixed and made adoptable.

Over the weekend, about 10 puppies — ranging from 3 to 6 months in age — were transferred from a facility in California, where it was tough to place them with families. The smaller, dachshund-Chihuahua mixed breed puppies should have a better chance of finding homes here, Barr said. The pooches were altered this weekend, so prospective families who visited then might not have gotten to meet them. If you're looking for a new furry friend for the holidays, the shelter is open today from noon to 4 p.m.