Summer is now in full swing in Canada and the dog parks are full of happy, excited pets running around and enjoying the sunshine. Maybe you’ve been considering making a furry addition to your family? Maybe you’ve been recently considering opening up your home to an adopted pet? If you’re waiting for a sign, this is it! The Calgary Humane Society is calling on animal-lovers from far and wide to help with their new adoption event ‘Clear the Shelter,’ and a new furry friend could be closer than you think!

As of July 2, the ‘Clear the Shelter’ promotion has been in full swing at the Calgary Humane Society (CHS), and it has been a brilliant start to the campaign for Calgary’s homeless animals. In a statement on their website, the CHS announced that they are making some big improvements to their facilities. However, in order for the work to begin, they need help to empty the shelter first!

The website says that as many animals as possible need to be rehomed before work can begin, as construction can be loud and scary for the pets. The animals also need to be safe and protected from the dust during renovations. What better safe place, than a loving new home?

In honour of the ‘Clear the Shelter’ campaign, the CHS is offering a whopping 50% off all adoption fees between the dates of July 2- July 7. If this wasn’t enough to convince you, the half-price adoption fee still covers all of the basics.

This means new owners will qualify for: six months of animal licensing for the City of Calgary, a complimentary first visit to the vet, microchip and tattoo for the animal, behavioural support for the pet and one whole year of Calgary Humane Society Membership. The vast majority of animals adopted from CHS are also already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and dewormed.

If you’re feeling tempted, you’re not the only one! The CHS official Twitter page revealed on Thursday afternoon that 46 animals had already been adopted. The page tweeted, “#tfw you hear that 46 animals have already been adopted during the CLEAR THE SHELTER EVENT! Thank you to everyone who has supported our event so far, there are three days left to receive 50% off your adoption fee on ALL animals!”

In a bid to drum-up potential adopters, the CHS also uses their Instagram page to share pictures of the animals who need a home, and the pictures are pretty irresistible!

If you are interested in rehoming an animal, the official CHS website has a full list of all pets that are looking for a home. The shelter has dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, chickens, guinea pigs, chinchillas, fish, mice and even snakes, all looking for a new, loving family. The full scope of available animals can be found here.

If you think you could offer one of the adorable animals at Calgary Humane Society a fur-ever home, you can find out all about the process here. Adoption fee will remain at half price until Sunday, July 7. Happy adopting!  

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