Humane Society hosts drop-in adoption event as centers reach capacity

Humane Society hosts drop-in adoption event as centers reach capacity

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth (HSKWSP) is hosting an emergency adoption event this week as their animal centres in both Kitchener and Stratford have reached maximum capacity.

The goal of the event is to ensure same-day adoptions.

The animal shelter has nearly 200 animals in its care in both centers and there are 63 animals on the list for surrender, which is why the organization is calling on the community to adopt them.

They also call for more foster parents.

“If you can’t adopt, we encourage families to open their hearts and homes to foster. Fostering significantly reduces a pet’s stress and anxiety, and having a family care for them in a home environment ensures their overall happiness,” CEO Victoria Baby said in a press release.

The humane society is looking for foster homes, specifically in the Stratford Perth area. The HSKWSP provides all the necessities to foster a pet.

The drop-in adoption event will be held at both centers at 250 Riverbend Dr. in Kitchener and 125 Griffith Rd. in Stratford from 12:00 noon to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

No appointment is required, making it easier for potential adopters to meet and interact with the animals. The event will have a lower adoption fee to encourage more adoptions and alleviate the current overcrowding.

For cat lovers, the HSKWSP also currently has over 20 kittens available for adoption.

There are currently over 20 kittens available for adoption. (HSKWSP)If you’re considering adopting an animal, animal shelters encourage people to be prepared:

  • All family members must be present for an introduction to the adoptable pet
  • If you are adopting a dog and already have another dog at home, please bring your dog to the event for the meet and greet

For more information about walk-in adoption, including the types of animals available and the adoption process, visit the animal shelter’s website or contact their centers directly.