Oswego County Humane Society’s Home 4 The Holidays Pet Adoption Celebration Set

On November 11, the Oswego County Humane Society will put up its annual “Light Up Their Lives” outdoor scoreboard to track its progress with pet adoptions during the 14th Annual Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign.

The sign will feature photos of the pets available for adoption during the campaign, each with a light above it to signify when that pet finds its new home.

The sign will kick off the Humane Society’s Holiday Pet Adoption Celebration and open house, taking place on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oswego YMCA Armory, at 265 W. First St., Oswego.

The Humane Society has joined efforts with 4,000 shelters around the world to participate in the annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign, founded by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in 1999 and supported by Iams Pet Foods.

The Humane Society is participating in the campaign from Oct.1, 2012, through Jan. 4, 2013, to do its share to help place 1.5 million pets into homes.

Diane Broadwell, chair of animal services for the Humane Society, explains the campaign like this: “More families bring pets into their homes during the holidays than at any other time of year. In the past some animal organizations have actually gone so far as to discourage families from adopting pets during the holidays. This did not stop them from getting new pets. It just took away the adoption option and forced them to support the puppy mill industry. Iams Home 4 the Holidays organizations work together to match the needs of the pets with the desires of families. Everybody wins!”

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