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Kansas Humane Society to offer adoption specials on the Fourth

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
  • Updated Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.

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Holiday tips for your pets

Many pets go missing on the Fourth of July after getting spooked by loud noises from fireworks. To keep your animals safe, the Kansas Humane Society recommends:

• Keep your pets inside as much as possible before and after the holiday.

• Make sure your pets are wearing a current ID tag.

• Help keep them calm with a Thundershirt, which is a close-fitting vest that makes animals feel secure during stressful situations, and provide busy toys, treats and chews.

• If your pet becomes lost, check immediately with Wichita Animal Services, 3313 N. Hillside.

The Kansas Humane Society will be open July 4 for the first time and will offer adoption specials for $17.76 as part of its Pet Independence Day.

Hours on the Fourth will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter, located at K-96 and Hillside.

Kittens 9 months and under, and dogs 6 months and older will be $17.76 during the special. Adult cats are always free, although donations are accepted to defer costs. Adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, a physical exam, microchipping, and flea and tick treatment.

The society has more than 100 animals available for adoption, spokeswoman Melissa Houston said in a news release.

“Our Kittenpalooza adoption event was such a huge success,” she said, alluding to a recent adoption event. “We found homes for 107 animals that day and hope to have the same success on Pet Independence Day.”

Animals available for adoption are featured online at www.kshumane.org.

Regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Reach Deb Gruver at 316-268-6400 or dgruver@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @SGCountyDeb.

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