John Roa, a volunteer with the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, has donated $15,000 to cover the adoption costs for dogs and cats, which typically run between $60 and $200.
Anyone interested should go to the Anti-Cruelty Society’s main Chicago location at 510 N. LaSalle Street, where 75 animals are ready to find their forever homes.
While Mr. Roa stressed that potential adopters should be aware of and willing to commit to the ongoing costs of adopting an animal, he hopes that saving the adoption fee will encourage potential adopters whose budgets may be a bit tight during the holiday season.
Adopters must still meet the usual adoption criteria, which can be found at http://anticruelty.org/adopt-a-new-companion/adoption-information/. The society advises to budget for around two hours on the adoption process.
While the special made possible by Mr. Roa is only available at their Lasalle Street location, the Anti-Cruelty society has partnered with other organizations to make adoptions available at additional locations in Chicago.
The Society also has Pets for Seniors and Pets for Patriots programs, as well as several other programs aimed at keeping animals out of shelters and into loving homes.
This generous offer is only available until close of business on Sunday, December 18, so don’t delay if you’d like to open your home to a new furry friend this year!