Youth for Sarge's Kicks Off Home for the Holidays
Youth for Sarge’s and Tammy Watford, news anchor for WLOS-TV, hung a holiday wreath at the Haywood County Animal shelter last Wednesday to signify the beginning of the Home for Holidays promotion. Watford used the occasion as a Never Stop Learning segment for the local newscast that day.
YFS members made Christmas stockings and each time a cat or dog is adopted, a stocking will be hung at the shelter to celebrate its going to a new home.
Home for the Holidays has helped hundreds of abandoned or stray dogs and cats at the Haywood County Animal Shelter find homes during the holiday season by providing low cost adoptions. Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation and Aidan’s Fund supplement the fees to keep them lower to encourage more people to adopt.
From November 21st through December 31, the special adoption fees are $60.00 for dogs, $27.50 for male cats and $37.50 for female cats. The fee covers the cost of spay/neuter and a rabies vaccination. The reduced adoption fee will make it easier for an adopter to pay for other medical services plus all the extras a new pet needs: collar, leash, identification tag, food, litter pan, etc.
“While we were at the shelter to hang the wreath two dogs were adopted,” said Tish O’Connor, coordinator for Youth for Sarge’s. “This is the first time the kids have helped with Home for the Holidays but the YFS volunteers have already raised over $3,000 this year to help save the homeless dogs and cats in Haywood County,” added O’Connor. “They do this by selling their homemade crafts and baked goods at local events and by holding fundraisers and pet food drives at their schools.”
“We were very happy that Tammy Watford was willing to help draw attention to this very special event,” continued O’Connor. “ She has been a good friend to Sarge’s and we appreciate her efforts on Sarge’s behalf.”
For more information regarding Sarge’s or Home for the Holidays, visit www.sargeandfriends.org or call 828-246-9050.