The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia announced an urgent “Clear the Shelter” adoption event for the next two weekends Friday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 22.
The event will be held at the HSNEGA Adoption Center, located at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville, and potential adopters can view all available rescues prior to arrival by visiting HSNEGA.org/adopt. The shelter will be open from 1-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, Jan. 15.
During the event, all available adult dogs and cats will have $0 adoption fees, with a donation of choice. This event comes during an urgent time of need for HSNEGA after more than 65 pipes burst during a winter storm, leaving the building extremely damaged.
“Our goal as an organization is to maintain the highest level of care for our animals,” said Allison Mayfield, HSNEGA’s CEO. “We recently experienced pretty devastating damage to our building and need to clear our shelter completely so we can reduce the number of animals in our facility and ensure that that standard of care is not compromised for their well-being.
HSNEGA was able to successfully place the majority of its available animals in temporary foster homes while repairs began, but animals still remain inside the building. During repairs, accommodations have been made for those animals still calling HSNEGA home, and while safe, they are far from ideal. Because of this, HSNEGA is sending an SOS to its community in hopes that each of these animals can find a happy and peaceful home.
“Being in a shelter environment can be stressful for our rescues,” Mayfield said. “The health and well-being of the animals in our care, as well as our team and the community we serve, remain our top priority. We will continue to be dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless rescues with a quality of care that they deserve.”