In the wake of yesterday's earthquake, the Washington Humane Society has cut adoption fees for dogs and cats to $59. Sure, the 5.8-magnitude quake was only temporarily upgraded to 5.9, but who's going to argue over a dollar when it's such a good cause?
"When an animal loses his or her home it shakes their world to the core," said states Scott Giacoppo, WHS Vice President of External Affairs in a press release. "Yesterday we saw residents across the metro area rush to get home after the earthquake. We want the happy and healthy pets in our shelters to know the stability and comfort a home brings."
The WHS will also provide a free bag of Hill's Science Diet to go home with each animal.
The shelters usually have more than 100 animals at each of its two locations (7319 Georgia Ave. N.W. and 1201 New York Ave. N.E.). Neither shelter suffered quake damage, and both will be open for adoptions starting Thursday at noon.