Humane Society to honor vets

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While there are many who will be honoring our nation’s vets during Veterans Day this Wednesday, The Fayette Humane Society (FHS) will have its own special way of honoring them.

The FHS is having its first-ever “Pets for Vets Adoption Special” this Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption at no cost for those who bring a military I.D.

“This type of event is growing with animal shelters across the country and our staff is excited to have this special adoption event to honor our veterans here in Fayette County,” said FHS Outreach Director Brad Adams.

According to the nation-wide Pets for Vets Program, companion animals can be the life-saving therapy or friend that many returning service men and women need. Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, including reducing stress, depression and anxiety – symptoms experienced by many serving in the military.

“Thanks to all who served. Please come by our Adoption and Business Center and adopt a new best friend,” said Lee Schrader, executive director.

The Adoption and Business Center is located at 153 S. Main St., Ste. 3 in downtown Washington Court House.

The Fayette Humane Society is a non-profit (501(c)(3), volunteer organization. It receives less than 2 percent of its support from governmental organizations and therefore must rely on donations, grants and fundraising to carry out its mission. The Humane Society is the only organization in Fayette County able to respond to calls about abused and neglected and domestic animals, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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