Carbon and Emery Animal Health, the Carbon and Emery County Animal Shelters and the Humane Society are welcoming the community to their “Adoption Day” this Friday at Carbon Animal Health, 1711 South Highway 10 in Price.
Many animals will be available at the nonprofit event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dr. Glen L. Jensen and his staff developed the idea to have the event several months ago, and with the help of the Emery High Sterling Scholars and the other agencies, their plan to find homes for the many animals will finally happen on Friday.
“We want to do everything in our power to find homes for these animals,” said Colleen Davis, Practice Manager for Carbon/Emery Animal Health.
Last year 311 dogs and 240 cats were brought into the Emery Animal Shelter, with only 55 finding homes through adoption. Though on a larger scale, the numbers at the Carbon Animal Shelter are similar. Of the 878 dogs and 788 cats that were brought to the Carbon Animal Shelter, only 194 dogs and 197 cats were adopted.
The numbers are staggering, but for those who work at the shelters and veterinary clinics, they are even more pronounced because they deal with the animals directly. They encourage those who wish to adopt to remember that being a pet owner is long term, and that the benefits of having a pet are priceless.