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Shelter temporarily lowers fees to push pet adoptions

June 13, 2014
The Altoona Mirror

With its shelter at capacity, the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society in Altoona has lowered adoption fees for dogs and cats to help spur adoptions.

The shelter is open for visits with the animals Thursdays through Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. On Fridays our hours are extended to 7:00 p.m. The Shelter is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

In a press release, Rick Vanevenhoven, CPHS acting executive director, emphasized, "Everyone can do something! Please consider adoption. If you can't adopt, can you foster a dog or cat in your home for 4-6 weeks? If you can't foster, can you sponsor the adoption fee for someone else? These animals who cannot speak for themselves are counting on each of us in the community to help. We are at capacity and need everyone's help."

Special pricing through June 30, 2014, is:


1st Kitten - Regularly $75 reduced to $50

2nd Kitten FREE* (If not yet altered, must be same sex)



1 Cat (over 1 yr. old) Regularly $50 reduced to $35 already altered - $10

2nd Cat FREE* (If not yet altered, must be same sex)


DOG SALE 1/2 off

1 5 years old (not altered) regularly $175 SALE PRICE $ 87.50*

1 5 years old(altered) regularly $85 SALE PRICE $ 42.50*

6 + years old (not altered) regularly $65 SALE PRICE $ 32.50*

6 + years old (altered) regularly $45 SALE PRICE $ 22.50*

9+ years old (altered) FREE*


*Please note that there is a $5 application fee for all of the adoptable pets at the CPHS along with $5 microchip (an amazing value for such a reliable way to retrieve a lost animal!) along with possible dog license fees where applicable.


SENIOR PRICING (People 65+ yrs. Old): During this special promotion off regardless of animal's age

CPHS also announces new veteran's pricing reductions and the return of the popular Senior to Senior program:

VETERANS' PRICING:Available all the time off all adoptions

SENIOR TO SENIOR PROGRAM (People 65+ years old / animal 9+ years old): Available year round.

Cats: Adult cats $25Kitten $37

Dogs: Adoption is free. Just pay the $5 application fee, $5 microchip fee and license where needed.

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