Animal shelter

Vernon Parish Animal Shelter is offering free adoptions this weekend

Leesville, LA (KPLC) – Choosing a pet isn’t an easy decision, but if cost is what’s bothering you, there’s a solution – the Vernon Parish Animal Shelter is hosting a free adoption event this weekend. end.

“It’s the perfect time to bring home a new family member. People are wrapping up their vacations, people are getting ready to bring the kids back to school, to introduce a new pet to your family, to teach them the routine, the perfect timing,” said MariAnne Sumney, director of the Vernon Parish Animal Shelter.

At the Vernon Parish animal shelter, the kennels are overflowing. Sixty-one dogs and cats of all ages are ready for adoption.

“We have partnered with Best Friends Animal Society to offer free or reduced adoption fees, for us they will be free. There will be no fees, my kennels are full, I desperately need to make some instead,” Sumney said.

Keeping a sanctuary without killing is a challenge, but officials say this animal sanctuary has a very high survival rate.

“We get a lot of strays, we get a lot of abandoned owners and unfortunately we have a limited number of kennels. We are trying to reach no-kill by the end of the year, we are at 96.4% save rate for this year. We’re super excited to be there, but to keep being there, we have to put on events like this,” Sumney said.

The free adoption event will continue Saturday morning at the shelter from 8 a.m. until noon. You can find them at 272 JL O’Banion Rd. in Leesville.

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