‘Empty the Shelters’ is now on at PAWS

By on Friday, December 1st, 2023 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter begins another Empty the Shelter campaign from Dec. 1-17. PAWS Vice President Shaindel Beers said that adopting some animals for deeply reduced fees is made possible by the Bissell Pet Foundation.

“They pay most of the adoption fee so that shelters get to have reduced-free adoptions,” she said. “We’re trying to get every pet a home for the holidays.”

They have a big job in front of them. At last count, Beers said the shelter was housing 34 dogs and 108 cats. During Empty the Shelter, adult dogs and kittens have $50 adoption fees and adult cats are $25 to adopt. All animals up for adoption have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Beers cautioned people not to give pets as a surprise Christmas present.

“We would really like you to, as a present, bring your family to the shelter and visit the pets and make a decision as a family,” she said.

PAWS IS located at 517 SE Third Street, Pendleton, It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from noon-4 p.m. Pictures of pets available for adoption can be viewed at https://pendletonpaws.org/adoption/.