Tucson Tails: Honor National Homeless Animals Dayby Karyn Zoldan on Aug. 15, 2011, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Animal Events, Cats Meow, Feline Fun, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
Tucson – The Humane Society of Southern Arizona invites the community to help commemorate National Homeless Animals Day, which is Aug. 20.
Come help the HSSA on Friday, Aug. 19 as we tie orange ribbons on our fence, one for each of the 5,500 animals taken in by the HSSA so far during 2011. (The color orange designates humane treatment of animals.)
Ribbons will be provided during normal business hours (11 a.m. -6 p.m.) on August 19. The public is also invited to hang a picture in honor of their own pets adopted from the HSSA or any shelter.
People are encouraged to bring canned or dry puppy or kitten food and dog or cat food to help feed the homeless animals still waiting at the HSSA.
Of course the ultimate way to honor a homeless pet is to adopt one.
The Humane Society is holding adoption specials throughout the weekend – all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are only $25.
Each year, Pima County has more than 38,000 homeless animals. On average, the HSSA takes in 10,000 a year. In addition to adopting, other ways to fight homelessness include: spay and neutering your pet, donating money or pet supplies, volunteering and fostering.
For more information on adoptable animals and other services visit the Humane Society at 3450 North Kelvin Boulevard between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mon.- Sat. and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays, or call 327- 6088. You can also visit the website .