When Woods Humane Society opens its doors Friday for its Black Friday Adopt-a-Thon, spokesman Steven Kragenbrink wants you to “be prepared to fall in love.”
The San Luis Obispo adoption center this week is bringing back its popular annual event, which waives all adoption fees for dogs and cats adopted from Nov. 24 to 26.
While the center has already topped last year’s adoption total of 1,700, with more than 2,100 animals adopted this year, Kragenrbrink said he wants to see even more animals in their forever homes.
“Our goal is of course to get down to animal zero,” he said.
While Woods is encouraging all dogs and cats to be adopted, Kragenbrink said there’s always animals that have extra need. There are more cats at the shelter this year due to the partnership with Woods North County, and black dogs and cats always need more attention because they are often overlooked in shelters.
And the animals Kragenbrink hopes will see more love are the older ones.
“The need is always there for some of the older, the senior animals,” he said. “Those are the animals that my heart goes out to. ... It’s almost like they’re patiently waiting for someone to stop by and fall in love with them.”
All adoptable animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to being put up for adoption. The Black Friday special begins noon Friday and ends at 5 p.m. Sunday, and Kragenbrink encourages people to arrive early.
More information, including a list of adoptable animals, is available at woodshumane.org.