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Coimbatore

Adopt-a-thon for pets

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Around 38 pups and 7 kittens were put up for free adoption today at an event that drew animal lovers from around the city. The Humane Animal Society (HAS) organised the ‘Adopt-a-thon’, which started at 11 am, at Periyasamy Road, RS Puram.

Mini Vasudevan, trustee member of HAS, said, “Around 22 pups and 3 kittens were adopted. We largely received a family crowd at the event.” The 16 pups and 5 kittens who did not get adopted will be send back to the “foster home where they will be taken care off,” she said.

Elucidating adoption formalities, Madhu Ganesh Trustee of HAS, said, “A person should produce his/her ID card and address proof for the pet adoption. We also have a questionnaire which helps us understand how genuine the person is about adoption, followed by a detailed interview to make sure the adopted pups and kittens don’t end up on the street.”

In addition, he said, “We make sure that all the adopted pups and kittens are brought for sterilisation after six months; people don’t have to worry about these pet’s medical expenses as we take care of it. Moreover, after adoption, HAS volunteers visit the houses to ensure that the pets are taken care of and loved.”

Around 20 volunteers interviewed the people who came for pet adoption to ensure that they were willing to make the lifetime commitment with the affection-seeking animals.

Nishmitha S, a volunteer, said, “I have worked with HAS for three years. This work makes me happy. My love for pets helps these animals get better homes.”

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