Rescues Promote Responsible Year-End Adoptions

Getting a pet during the holidays can prove to be ideal timing — people have time off from work and students are home from school to help the new member of the family acclimate to its surroundings. But the decision is certainly a lofty one that causes some animal shelters to take a step back and rethink how they proceed with encouraging adoptions during this time of the year.

The Jersey Shore Animal Center is typically closed from right before the Christmas holiday through January 4, so “people know not to come to us around this time,” said Janie McLachlan, community relations manager of the shelter — one that typically holds a little less than 150 adoptable animals.

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