8:23 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
Hamilton County, Ind.
The Humane Society of Hamilton County is trying something new to get more animals into forever homes. The nonprofit announced Wednesday that they will soon open a new, satellite adoption center at the Hamilton Town Center Mall.
The grand opening of the center will be held Saturday, September 3, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Shelter dogs and cats up for adoption will be at the satellite center. There will also be raffle prizes for attendees provided by Three Dogs Bakery.
The goal of the satellite center is to provide another opportunity for residents to find a furry companion. The Humane Society of Hamilton County has had issues with overcrowding during the last few months.
The new adoption center will initially only be open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. but the hope is that the center will also be open on Sundays eventually.
A minimum of 10 dogs and 10 cats will be featured at the center each Saturday. Owners are welcome to bring their dogs to sniff and mingle with potential adoptees.
Any animals not adopted during the day will return to the shelter.