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Wichita County Humane Society hosts "Hope for the Holidays"

Animal adoption event looks to find homes for animals

The Wichita County Humane Society hosted "Hope for the Holidays" to find a forever home for one of the many four-legged residents hoping to be adopted.

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gift, adopting a pet may be the answer.

The Wichita Falls Humane Society's "Hope for the Holidays" was just the invitation some needed to come and adopt one of the many animals at the Wichita Falls Humane Society.

"We are hoping to get as many adoptions as we can tonight, to get these animals in a home for Christmas, so far we have had 12 adoptions with three pending, so I think we are doing pretty good so far," said Cheryl Miller.

The event brought to light a problem the humane society deals with daily.

Ann Howe of the Humane Society says, "Because there are so many that need homes, especially these little babies. The people won't spay or neuter their pets, they end up having huge litters, and then we have to find home for the litters."

The humane society brings in dozens of animals every month, but events such as this show what an advantage it can be to adopt.

Cheryl Miller said, "We can offer so much more than a breeder can because we spay, neuter, and give heartworm test, give vaccinations. So for every life that is saved to adopt, we can save one more."

And Humane Society officials say 18 pets were adopted during today's event.

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