If you have always wanted to give a furry friend its furever home, this weekend might be your chance.
In celebration of 15 years of finding homes for pets, Mars is hosting its annual Mars Pet Adoption Weekend this Friday through Sunday. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington will be participating.
Mars and its partnership with pet care brands will cover all adoption fees at the participating shelter locations. Pet parents and pets will also be sent home with welcome kits including food, treats and toys.
“This weekend will be busy for us,” said Jenn Rylander, vice president of operations at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. “We have many animals ready for adoption, but the biggest thing is to be patient.”
Pet adoption weekend hopes to address the countrywide struggle with overcrowding and resource constraints at animal shelters. More than six millions pets entered shelters in the U.S. and in 2022.
Additionally, Mars hopes to alleviate the stress that being a new pet parent may bring by including complimentary health exams and free day care visits in the welcome kits.
“We’re thrilled that this year we can make our annual Adoption Weekend our biggest event yet, when the need for support is greater than ever,” said Lisa Campbell, Mars senior vice president in a press release.
For more information about adoption, visit the Humane Society for Southwest Washington adoption page at southwesthumane.org/adopt/.
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