All during February members of Baltimore Humane Society’s Lonely Hearts Club have their adoption fees waived. Members of the club are the longest residents at Baltimore Humane Society – – dogs, cats, and rabbits who have been in the shelter for at least a year or longer. Because Baltimore Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, animals stay until they are adopted into loving homes.
There is nothing wrong with the Lonely Hearts members; often times they are passed over for no reason at all. Perhaps they’re the “wrong” color. Black cats are frequent victims of this color discrimination. Maybe they’re seniors. Some of the shyer animals are also overlooked. A dog or cat who sits back in their cage is not the one visitors notice. Others who are stressed and acting hyper in the cages also don’t show well.
What potential adopters need to understand is that the kennels are not normal environments for dogs and cats. Once they are out of the cages, even just for a few minutes, they transform into entirely different beings — calm, loving, and so very appreciative of the attention. Of course, after being here so long some may need extra patience and kindness to teach them they can trust again. No surprise considering how much stress they’ve been under!
All the Lonely Hearts are free this month. That includes being spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. Take a look on Baltimore Humane Society’s website [http://bmorehumane.org/adopt/
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