The Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) is having a two-day dog adoption special on June 17 and June 18.
Dog adoptions will be free on both days with a donation of new or used bedding — including towels, bed sheets and anything else a dog can sleep on — as well as paper towels and soft dog treats.
“All of our adoptable animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, vetted, and come with a small bag of food and four weeks of pet insurance,” said CCHS public relations and media chair Alice Shaffer.
Gus, Buster and Robin
Some of the dogs available for adoption are Gus, Buster and Robin.
Gus is a 12 year-old chocolate Labrador. He currently is in a foster home through the humane society.
Gus is described as a sweet and loving dog — his foster parents think he will do well in a home with older children and no young, energetic dogs.
Buster is almost 2 years old and is a Rottweiler mix.
He has been an outdoor dog in the past and will need a yard with a sturdy fence to keep him contained.
Buster still is a puppy and should be able to pick up potty training quickly.
He is described as a big, sweet boy who loves to play.
Robin is a female pit bull mix who is being fostered off site.
She is house trained and gets along well with her foster siblings.
Robin’s foster parents said she is quite the lap dog and would love to cuddle with her adoptive family.
These and many more adoptable animals are viewable on www.cowleycountyhumanesociety.org.
If an animal is listed as being in foster care, the shelter can be contacted and arrangements made to meet that animal at the shelter.
Cat adoptions are free during the entire month of June with the donation of new or used bedding, paper towels and cat toys.
CCHS takes in and cares for 2,500 animals every year at its facility east of Strother Field.
Less than one third of its funding comes from contracts with the cities of Arkansas City and Winfield for taking in and caring for their stray animals.
CCHS also provides the citizens of both cities with a place to take stray and unwanted animals.
It also receives some money from the county for providing the same services.
“Most of our funding comes from donations, fundraisers, sponsorships and grants. Any monetary donations are always welcome,” Shaffer said. “We are in constant need of paper towels and bedding for the animals. Bleach, laundry detergent and canned food are also on the list.”
CCHS’ hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, from 12 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
The humane society is closed on Sundays and on holidays.