It really is the most wonderful time of the year. The snow is falling, the holiday music is playing and the decorations are up. What better time to share with you some ideas for the pet lover on your list?!
There are a number of gifts for the pet lover on your list that can be purchased at HSMC! HSMC adoption decals look great in any car window and can be yours to gift for a $15.00 donation! We also have a Donation Station that is constantly being replenished with must-haves for your furry family member- from leashes and collars to sweaters, booties and more! Items from the Donation Station can be yours for a donation of your choice but you better stop in soon because they go quick! Donations received from both go directly to supporting the operations and programs at HSMC.
You can also purchase a microchip for the pet lover on your list! Microchipping is an easy, cost-effective way to help your pet get home safely if they happen to get loose. Microchipping can be done for $10.00 plus tax during business hours at HSMC; come in today and purchase the gift of a microchip to help keep your loved ones furry friends safe this holiday season! Remember to keep your pet’s microchip information current and tags updated, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Maybe the pet lover on your list already has everything they need- we still have options for you! You can sponsor the adoption fee for a pet currently waiting for a home in their honor! Adoption fees vary from $5-$250 and fees can be sponsored partially or in full. How great it would be to help find a home for a shelter pet AND warm the heart of someone you care about this holiday season?
Maybe you aren’t looking to shop or even spend money; you can give your time and your talents to the animals at HSMC. Sign up to be a volunteer when our program re-opens in January, stop out to visit the animals, share our Facebook posts, attend one of our events and tell the story of the animals and people you meet. Every little bit helps!
You may also choose to give a homeless pet a home this holiday season. Applications for adoption are available online or at the shelter and we have a number of furry friends hoping their holiday wishes will come true. Please know that HSMC does not do adoptions as gifts, as we do require each family member to be active in the adoption process. Gifting an animal can teach children that animals are material items and not a valued family member.
A visit to the shelter is sure to put you in the holiday spirit and will raise the spirits of those around you, too!