While many shoppers were dashing around Friday looking for bargains on electronics and other items, some families pocketed savings on the adoption of a furry companion by taking advantage of the Humane Society of Central Texas’ first-ever Black Friday special.
Pet adoption rates were slashed in half to $25 for the promotion, which continues through today. Interim Director Don Bland said the nonprofit decided to capitalize on the Black Friday shopping frenzy to direct potential adopters to the shelter on what might otherwise have been a slow day.
Four animals were adopted within the first hour of the shelter’s 10 a.m. opening Friday. By the time the shelter prepared to close for the day at 6 p.m., 31 animals had been adopted, while another two were placed with rescue shelters.
“It’s been very successful. We’re hoping to double that number (today),” Bland said.
Bland said the shelter has had a sudden influx of animals this week, primarily dogs.