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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Adopt a Pet at Your Library, Sept. 11

Pet Adoptions

UPDATE 09-07-21: This event is no longer being hosted on September 11 at the Mockingbird Branch. We apologize for the inconvenience and will hopefully be able to reschedule this event for in the future.

If you’re looking to expand your family with a new curry member, your Abilene Public Library is here to help. Partnering with the Abilene Animal Shelter, your Mockingbird Branch Library will host a Pet Adoptions event on Saturday, September 11 from 11AM to 2PM.

We hosted a similar event during the Summer Reading Club, where three kittens and a dog were adopted at that session. On the day of this next event, volunteers from the animal shelter will come with a host of dogs and cats looking for furever homes, and if you have a home to offer, we encourage you to come out and be a part of this program.

Did you know more than six million pets enter animal shelters across the country on an annual basis.  That’s a staggering number to think about. However, a sad truth about those that enter animal shelters is that not all pets are able to stay until they’re adopted. Some may have to be euthanized to make room for more animals. Although, on average, 76.6% of shelter animals are saved in the US, in 2019 alone, approximately 625,000 pets were euthanized.

Pets may do a lot to enrich the lives of the people who care for them. They provide love, companionship, they can decrease feelings of loneliness, reduce stress, decrease blood pressure, and increase opportunities for socialization too.  So if you, or your family, is interested in adding another member to your family, visit your Mockingbird Branch Library on Saturday, September 11 from 11AM to 2PM and see if we can introduce you to your next furry companion.


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