The Vanderburgh Humane Society is hosting the Island of the Misfit Pets adoption event, where they will host 50% off adoption fees for one weekend only.

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The VHS wants to try to get as many pets adopted, and they're hosting an event with a fun Christmas twist!

Here's what the VHS had to say:

The VHS is hosting an adopt-a-thon on Friday & Saturday, December 14th & 15th.  The goal is simple: to find homes for as many adoptable animals in the building as possible! The building will be decorated in a holiday Rudolph theme, hence the name “Island of Misfit Pets.”

All adoption fees for dogs, cats, and rabbits will be 50% off.  The event will kick off at 12:00 pm on Friday, December 14th. All hands will be on deck for this event including all staff members and a host of volunteers. Adoption hours are 12:00-6:00 pm both days.


Without this event, each VHS shelter animal would spend Christmas Eve in a cage or small room. They will receive a few minutes of extra treats and pets, but ultimately the staff must turn off the lights and leave for the night. The staff and volunteers’ dream is to see those animals instead spend Christmas snuggled in a warm bed with humans who love them. Each one of them deserves that.


The VHS would like to reassure the public that all normal adoption procedures will still be in place.


The VHS implores those who cannot adopt, to sponsor an adoption instead. $130 pays for an adoption fee for one dog or up tothree cats/rabbits. Those who wish to help us continue to save more lives can visit to make an easy, secure tax-deductible donation.


The Happy Tails Resale Shop will also be open 8:30 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 15th. The public is encouraged to bring some extra money to shop and find some great deals! Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.



If you've been considering adding a furry family member to your family, I cannot stress the importance of adoption enough!  Please consider adopting your next family member. Both of my dogs are rescues, and I have two say, "secondhand" pets are the best.  They say you can't buy love, but you can rescue it! And that's absolutely true!


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