Calverton, NY - November 23, 2016 - The Kent Animal Shelter has been accepted by online retailer Zappos.com and Best Friends Animal Society to participate in "Home for the Pawlidayz." Zappos.com will sponsor free pet adoptions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday for any pet at the Kent Animal Shelter.
"I applied for this program to help find homes for the many cats and dogs in our shelter this holiday season and to remind animal lovers not to shop for a pet, but instead to save a life and adopt!" said Pamela Green, Executive Director of the Kent Animal Shelter. "This is a great opportunity for families to open their hearts and homes to a furry friend."
Zappos has pledged to donate a total of $1.25 million to Best Friends Animal Society. “Zappos is excited to work with Best Friends Animal Society for a second year this holiday season,” said Steven Bautista, Karma Kommando at Zappos.com. “Thousands of dogs and cats are in need of loving homes and we want to give all of our customers the ability to make a difference in their lives.”
Every day across the United States, 9,000 animals are euthanized simply because they don’t have a place to call home. It is Zappos’ and Best Friends’ goal to see 9,000 dogs and cats adopted between Friday, November 25 and Monday, November 28.
During one of the busiest shopping times of the year, Zappos encourages customers to spread holiday cheer and take the time to make a difference in the life of an animal by providing a dog or cat with a forever home. More than 115 shelters, rescues and humane organizations across the United States, including the Kent Animal Shelter, will participate in the initiative, allowing customers nationwide the opportunity to save a furry friend this holiday season.
The Kent Animal Shelter is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets ® Network which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.
“We’re excited to partner with Zappos for the second year in a row on this holiday promotion,” said Gregory Castle, co-founder and CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “Every animal that finds a permanent loving home helps us to get one step closer to Save Them All.”