TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — From puppies and to cats, residents across the Wabash Valley took part in the national “Clear the Shelters” event.
This event helps dogs and cats find their forever homes at different humane societies and shelters across the country.
At the Terre Haute Humane Society many families were eager to make four-legged additions to the family. One particular family, helping animals find their home holds a special place in their hearts.
“October 1st of last year our house actually burned down and we lost multiple of our pets,” Terre Haute resident Ashley Abrams said. “Three dogs and three cats. In memory of our pets my boys wanted to put up the cost of a few of the adoptions.”
At the Terre Haute Humane Society their goal is to get as many animals adopted as possible to make room for the next group of animals when they come in.
“By getting these animals adopted out today, that allows us to take in more strays,” Ray Buechler, president of Terre Haute Humane Society board of directors said. “Obviously adoptions are important for us. It helps the animals but it also allows us to help more animals and help them find their forever home.”
When most people come to adopt, they love to adopt the puppies or kittens, but those at the humane society wants everyone to know that the older dogs are just as special.
“Older dogs, sometimes they get overlooked and that’s a shame because there’s some really great older dogs here in the shelter, right here that are just waiting for the person to come so they can have a home,” Buechler said.
Helping furry friends find their forever homes is the main goal for every humane society and Terre Haute did their part to make sure many animals find their homes as well.