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Fallston, MD (September 23, 2015) – The many furry faces kenneled at The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) all plead for the public to help them find placement with a rescue organization or into a loving, permanent home. All 21 kennels at the shelter are full, some with up to four dogs sharing a common space together. Additionally, the holding area for sick and stray dogs is full, and there are no spaces left for incoming dogs.

“If you’ve been thinking of adding a furry friend to your family, now is the time,” says executive director Jen Swanson. “We’re also extending an open invitation to all area rescue groups to come and take anything they want, including cats and kittens.”

HSHC is open from 11am until 6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays. View the animals’ photos and biographies at www.harfordshelter.org. Interested adopters can fill out an adoption application online and bring it to HSHC to get approved.  As part of the adoption process, families should be prepared to bring their resident dog(s) for a “meet and greet” if they are considering adopting another dog. Rescues must have a copy of their federal 501c3 certificate.

HSHC’s adoption fee includes a rabies vaccination (if the animal is at least 4 months old), the first set of distemper shots, de-wormer, flea & tick preventative, feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing, a canine influenza shot, a microchip for identification purposes, and a general health exam.  There is an additional $50 deposit for a HASP (Harford Animal Sterilization Program) certificate so the animal can be spayed or neutered. That fee is refunded upon completion of the procedure within 60 days.

 About the Humane Society of Harford County

The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education.  We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.  For more information, visit www.harfordshelter.org.