Adopt-athon held at Petco

Carolina Diaz spends time with a boxer puppy that was available for adoption Saturday
Carolina Diaz spends time with a boxer puppy that was available for adoption Saturday

EL CENTRO- Imperial Valley’s Humane Society held their adopt-athon event on Saturday inside the El Centro Petco. Residents from throughout the Imperial Valley came to shop for a new furry family member and support their local Humane Society. The bi-weekly event took place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help the Humane Society in finding homes for the orphaned pets.

Two large corralled kennels inside the store held small to medium size dogs ready for adoption. The smaller dogs were dressed in pink shirts with “adopt me” written on the back of them.

“We try to do an adoption event through-out the Imperial Valley every weekend, it’s more exposure for the animals and helps them get adopted. About 3 weeks ago we adopted out 23 pets within two days, today we are hoping to do at least 15,” said Devon Apodaca Imperial Counties Humane Society Director about the adoption event.

The Humane Society offers discounted spay and neuter programs for your pet. They also provide low cost adoption fees that include spay and neutering and up-to-date shots. When one adopts a pet they will also receive a free veterinarian check-up from a local Vet. Adoption fees for dogs and puppies usually cost $140, and for cats or kittens it is a fee of $75.

Carolina Diaz and her mother, Sandra Serramo, came all the way from Mexicali to visit with the adoptable pets inside the El Centro Pet-Co, “I love pets and I love dogs, I just had to come see them,” said Diaz while she decided on adopting a female boxer mix puppy.

The Humane Society of Imperial County is a non-profit organization that does not receive supplement funding from the city, county, state, or government. They are entirely supported by generous contribution and donations.

For more information on how to donate to the Humane Society of Imperial County or to adopt a pet, you can visit the Humane Society animal shelter located at 1575 W. Pico Ave El Centro, or you can contact Devon P. Apodaca at (760)352-1911