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Humane Society of Summit County waives adoption fees for veterans in November

The fee waiver applies veterans, active military personnel, and military families
Credit: Humane Society of Summit County

TWINSBURG, Ohio — The Humane Society of Summit County is celebrating November 2020 as Veteran Adoption Month. For the entire month, adoptions will be free for adopters who show a valid military identification  or other proof that they are a military family member.

The free adoptions are being underwritten by a local military supporter and animal lover.

Since 2016, the humane society has matched adoptable pets with veterans through their Veteran Pet Program. This program offers discounted pricing on pet adoptions all year with no fees in November. The goal of the Veteran Pet Program is to honor and support the military community while finding great homes for adoptable pets.

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The emotional support of companion animals has been clinically shown to have significant psychological, physiological, and social benefits for adopters, improving overall wellbeing.

Over the past five years, over 200 local veterans have taken advantage of the Humane Society of Summit County's program.

All members of the community are invited to view the adoptable pets online at here.

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The shelter is currently doing all adoptions by appointment. Anyone interested in adopting a pet from the shelter should call (234) 212-9843 to begin the adoption process over the phone and to schedule an appointment. 

All pets that go to their forever homes will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on routine vaccinations. Adoptions are subject to approval.