The Nassau Humane Society is offering half-price adoptions on all dogs over the age of 6 months from Thursday, Aug. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 9, to help make room for a large transport from overcrowded Georgia shelters which is arriving on Friday.
Seven of the dogs arriving Friday are special Friends – named for characters on the iconic TV series. They were scheduled to be euthanized for lack of space until NHS committed to take them in.
“Even though we are at maximum capacity ourselves, we could not give up on these dogs,” NHS Executive Director Debbie Chissell said. “We are hoping the half-price adoptions will not only help us find space for these dogs in desperate need, but also bring new families together.”
Along with the Friends seven, “We have also committed to taking in another 15 dogs and 10 puppies,” said Mandy Holden, NHS Operations Manager. “We get pleas on a daily basis to help save animals from situations like this. We depend on help from the community, to donate and adopt, so we can continue to save as many lives as possible.”
The Friends dogs range in age from about 18 months to 3 years.
“We work closely with Animal Aid USA, who reached out to us about this situation, to save hundreds of animals from Southern Georgia,” Holden said. “Animals are dumped and abandoned daily. Without this mission, these dogs wouldn’t survive.”
“For us to save the lives of these dogs and hundreds more up and down the East Coast, we rely on generous donations for medical needs and food,” Chissell said. “Please consider donating today as we cannot do this without your support.”
If you’d like to donate to our special friends, please visit www.nassauhumane.org, drop by the shelter at 639 Airport Road in Fernandina Beach, mail a check to that address or call NHS at (904) 321-1647. Donations may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one.
If you are unable to adopt, please consider being a foster parent or a volunteer. More information is on the website.
You can see pictures and bios of adoptable NHS dogs at https://www.nassauhumane.org/adoptable-dogs. Dogs arriving in the transport will also be listed there as they become available for adoption.
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