It’s the dog days of summer, and the Winnipeg Humane Society is overcrowded — but with canines instead of felines.
The influx — 32 dogs last week alone — means the WHS is reaching capacity and needs to help Spot and Fido find forever homes.
“We’re reaching a peak where there are more dogs coming in than there are being adopted out,” said Judy, WHS adoptions manager. “Many dogs have been waiting for months for their forever homes, so we’re happy to encourage more adopters to come in by offering reduced adoption fees.”
Dogs six months and older will be $50, while puppies under six months are $150. The fees include spay/neuter, first shots, 30 days of health insurance, tattoo, licence and a two-week health check.
The dogs will go on sale on Friday, July 25. While fees may be reduced, the time it takes to adopt a dog has not. Families can expect to go through a process that will take at least 40 minutes.