Loudoun County Animal Services Sponsors Home for the Holidays Dec. 8

Loudoun County Animal Services Sponsors Home for the Holidays Dec. 8

Loudoun County Animal Services is hosting the fourth annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Pets of all ages and types will be available for adoption at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike in Waterford. Options range from 8-week-old kittens to an 18-year old turtle named Alfred. The event will be full of holiday cheer, complete with a visit from Santa Claus.

This year, LCAS is partnering with shelters in Wise and Highland counties, as both shelters are critically full with cats and dogs. By bringing animals from rural communities facing overpopulation, LCAS hopes to help unite Loudoun families with adoptable pets who may otherwise not had a chance at finding a home this holiday season.

“We are so fortunate to be in a community where adoptable pets are in high demand, that it just makes sense to give back to those who still struggle with pet overpopulation,” Shelter Operations Manager Amy Martin said. “Now it’s just up to the citizens of Loudoun to help us make some doggy wishes and kitty dreams come true and find them all a home of their own for the holidays.”

In lieu of adoption, those wishing to help homeless pets may bring donations of cat or dog collars, dog harnesses, bully sticks, dog training treats, or fleece blankets.

Due to the popularity of this event, LCAS is also offering a “Free Cat Guarantee.” In the event all cats over the age of 6 months are adopted, all visitors on Dec. 8 will receive a voucher redeemable for a free cat adoption any time in 2019.

Loudoun County Animal Services provides an open door to all types of domestic animals, sheltering more than 2,000 animals each year and never turning away a Loudoun pet in need. All pets available for adoption during Home for the Holidays will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and given age-appropriate vaccinations.

For more information, visit loudoun.gov/animals.

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