Purr-fect timing

GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management is waiving adoptions fees through Dec. 20 to clear the shelter.

The city/county animal shelter has 40 dogs and 80 cats looking for new homes in time for Christmas.

The Daily Reporter talked with Amanda DeHoney, the shelter’s director, to learn more about the holiday special, Home for the Holidays.

Here’s what you need to know:

» Why is the city/county shelter waiving adoption fees?

The shelter is full, and visits are slow. Employees want to find forever homes for their furry friends in time for Christmas. Other central Indiana animal shelters have recently offered similar adoption specials and were able to clear out their shelters. The Humane Society of Indianapolis, for example, held a “Home for the Pawlidayz” event, waiving adoptions fees, over four days after Thanksgiving and cleared its shelter. In total, 137 animals found new homes, according to the organization’s Facebook page.

» What do I need to do to adopt a new pet?

If you’re serious about adopting a new pet, visit the animal shelter, 809 S. State St., Greenfield, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. now through Dec. 20. Families interested in adopting a cat or dog will go through the same adoption application and process as usual, but you won’t be charged $25 to take your new friend home. But, act fast. The animals available for adoption change from day to day.

» What if the shelter isn’t cleared by Dec. 20?

Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management will continue the special through the end of the month if all the adoptable animals don’t find permanent homes by Dec. 20. Visit the shelter’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pg/GreenfieldHAM to see who needs a new family.

» Will my dog or cat be vaccinated?

Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management will still vaccinate, spay or neuter, microchip and flea treat every animal that’s adopted, even though their adoption fees will be waived.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.