Upper Valley Humane Society Open House was a Success

By Sierra Provost, AE/MS third grade

On March 28, the Upper Valley Humane Society hosted an open house to celebrate Homeless Pet Week. There were lots of animals up for adoption, which even included bunnies. Some of the activities included story time with Smeagle the Beagle, a stuffed animal clinic with Dr. Rothe, and tours of the shelter. During the open house weekend, 13 pets were adopted.

When an animal comes into the shelter, the staff evaluates the animal for any medical problems. Sometimes an animal can be at the shelter for months getting healthy and ready for adoption. To prevent pet overpopulation, each pet is spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter.

During the past year, more than 700 lives were saved just at this one shelter. You can help by being a foster family, adopting, or donating money or items on the wish list. On Sunday, May 19, there will be a pet walk in Lebanon to benefit the shelter.

For more, visit UVHS.org.