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Breeders Dogs Dropped Off At Shelter

Shelters are already bursting at the seams, and now due to the change in Pennsylvania's dog laws they are getting many dogs from breeders being...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jan 8th 2009


Shelters are already bursting at the seams, and now due to the change in Pennsylvania’s dog laws they are getting many dogs from breeders being dropped off because of new code violations.

To try and help get some of the dogs adopted the Humane League of Lancaster County is slashing dog adoption fees in half.

“Just this past month, we got 98 more dogs here at the shelter,” Megan Gallagher Clark, the Humane League’s vice president of development and outreach, said. “So now we have about 345 dogs – with some in foster care.”

The reduced adoption fees for dogs go into effect today and will continue through Jan 31. The fees, which includes vaccinations and microchipping, are:

Puppies (8 weeks to 6 months), $87.50; adult dogs (7 months through 6 years), $60; and senior dogs (7 years and older), $25.

The recession is hurting everyone, times are tough, but there are still many people who could give a dog a good home. Love doesn’t mean having a ton of toys or treats, it means providing a safe and caring environment.

“We know there’s people who have been putting off adoption because of the recession, but they can still provide quality care for one of our dogs,” Gallagher Clark said. “So, we hope this discount is an incentive.”

Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, can be reached at 393-6551. For more information, visit www.humaneleague.com.

* The adorable pup is Alesana, she’s available at the shelter. Photo courtesy Lancasteronline.com.