Pasadena Humane Announces Fourth Free Adoption Day of Year

Pasadena Humane will hold a “Free Adoption Day” on Saturday, September 16, presented by generous long-time donors Martha and Bill Denzel. Adoption fees will be waived for all available animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, and reptiles. The shelter, located at 361 S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, will open its doors for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is needed. 

This adoption event comes at a critical time for Pasadena Humane. September is a point when adoptions slow down but intake is still high. Shelter officials are confident that this event will successfully find homes for many animals still in their care after a busy summer. 

This will be the fourth fee-waived adoption event of the year at the shelter. The three previous events have resulted in over 300 animals finding homes. “These summer adoption events have helped get us through the busiest time of the year,” adds DuVernet. “However, our animal intake numbers have been higher than previous years, so we really need the community’s continued help to find homes for the many amazing pets still at the shelter.” 

All adopted dogs and cats adopted from Pasadena Humane are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Adopters receive a free health exam at a participating veterinarian and a discount at the Pasadena Humane Shelter Shop. Adopters living in the Pasadena Humane licensing service area can get a dog license at the time of adoption. Normal licensing fees apply. 

The event is open to residents of any city looking to adopt a pet. Regular adoption screening applies. Free onsite parking is available. Overflow parking is available at Del Mar Station for a fee. 

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