November 21, 2018
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You can adopt a dog for free this weekend in Bangor

Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
The Bangor Humane Society welcomed Sandy (pictured) and 14 other transport dogs in an effort to help the state of Texas recover after Hurricane Harvey. These dogs were already in search of new homes in Texas before Hurricane Harvey hit.

If you or someone you know is thinking about adopting a dog, cat or rabbit, you can find your newest furry friend for free this weekend at the Bangor Humane Society.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 21, the BHS will waive all adoption fees for dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents.

Though there’s no adoption fee this Saturday, potential adopters will still need to be screened to make sure families and animals are the right fit for one another.

The effort is funded with a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a donation from Quirk Subaru in Bangor.

“The grant and donations allow us to make sure all our dogs and cats are spayed and neutered so they’re ready to be adopted, and then beyond that we can waive the adoption fee,” said Stacie Coventry, director of development and public relations for the BHS.

The BHS is also adopting out dogs displaced from shelters in Texas by Hurricane Harvey. Eleven dogs came up from Texas last week, and so far, seven have been adopted, with four still remaining, in addition to the local dogs still waiting to be adopted.

Check the BHS Facebook page on Friday to see what dogs and cats are available for adoption for the weekend.

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