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Title: Find True Companionship in a Furry, Four-legged Friend
Puppy LoveCharlotte Crenson
Chief, Baltimore County Animal Control Division

February 14th is here – what better time to Find an unFurgettable Friend? Whether you’re looking for a little buddy for your sweetheart or a furry pal for yourself, this weekend is the purrrfect time to adopt a cat or dog into your family. February, find, friend, furry, family…we forgot to mention one “F” – free!

The Baltimore County Animal Shelter is offering free adoption this weekend. Any pet adopted or placed on hold for adoption on Saturday, February 16, will be adopted free of charge, with the exception of the cost of a cat or dog license at the time of the adoption. Think about it – it’s winter, and more time is spent at home indoors, which means that you and your family members will have more quality time to bond, establish a routine, and get off to the best start with your new pet.

In addition to companionship, pets are also good for your health. According to WebMD, extensive research has shown that living with a pet provides health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, lessening anxiety, and boosting immunity. Why not improve the quality of your life while rescuing another?

Baltimore County Animal Shelter has plenty of adoptable pets waiting for responsible owners who will love and care for them. If you are in the market for a new pet, but now isn't a good time, then consider purchasing an adoption gift certificate for only $65. This low fee includes your pet, a spay/neuter certificate, pet license (required by Baltimore County law), rabies shot, the first series of vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registry, and a welcome home kit.

Share your home, happiness, and heart with a warm, lovable, and unFurgettable friend.


Revised April 6, 2016